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Can social media cause PTSD?

Can social media cause PTSD?

A researcher has suggested that some social media users could develop symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) simply by viewing violent or disturbing content. Usually to be diagnosed with the disorder, symptoms - which include flashbacks, avoidance, sleep disturbances and mood changes - must continue for more than a month after the traumatic event. The idea that the disorder could be triggered just by watching online videos is controversial.