Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: June 25

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: San Francisco, CA

Publisher: Wired

Author(s): Angela Watercutter

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Checking your phone for an extra two hours every night won’t stop the apocalypse—but it could stop you from being psychologically prepared for it.

It’s 11:37 pm and the pattern shows no signs of shifting. At 1:12 am, it’s more of the same. Thumb down, thumb up. Twitter, Instagram, and—if you’re feeling particularly wrought/masochistic—Facebook. Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic left a great many people locked down in their homes in early March, the evening ritual has been codifying: Each night ends the way the day began, with an endless scroll through social media in a desperate search for clarity.

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