Everything in life requires balance. If you take too much caffeine, you may later have insomnia. Too much food could lead to vomiting and nausea. For too much negative news Buzzfeed says the side effects is depression. These are four ways negative news can fuck with your mind.
1. Overwhelmed with negative news can make you more anxious about personal problems.
2. Constant exposure to violence in negative news can lead to secondary trauma or PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder).
3. If news makes you anxious, you may sleep less. And less sleep means your brain may not be able to memorise new information properly.
4. If negative news makes you more depressed, you may forgo things like exercise and an healthy diet.