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There is 1 comment on The Population Health Consequences of War

  1. Such an insightful note!! I’m from Colombia and everything described here is absolutely true. Indeed every point becomes more evident at this moment of our war conflict at the brink of being resolved, where most (if not all) of these aspects need to be addressed. On the other hand, regarding the plague of violence in news media, I’ve heard numerous people around me (fortunately not directly affected by war) say that just watching the national news on TV at night makes them irritable, uneasy, grumpy, helpless the following day; many unspecific negative feelings. I personally don’t watch news on TV since years ago, I prefer written media instead, where I can choose what to read. I’d bet that media exposure to violence definitely can relate to the origin of mental illness, but this is an underestimated situation. Media is constantly thirsty of sensationalist news to increase rating, (I consider) sometimes thoughtless of the ethical use of information leading to transcending effects at the expense of population health. It would definitely be very interesting to study this further.

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