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Beware! Binge watching can damage brain

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BANSARI TRIVEDI J
Published Jul 26, 2022, 2:57 am IST
Updated Jul 26, 2022, 2:57 am IST
Binge watching leads to an unhealthy mental health and the individual will continue to live in fear. (DC FIle Image)
 Binge watching leads to an unhealthy mental health and the individual will continue to live in fear. (DC FIle Image)

HYDERABAD: Binge watching, which many youngsters consider ‘very cool and trendy’ can actually cause severe damage to the brain, leading to depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and loneliness. For instant gratification, many reach a ‘blissful state’ while on OTT platforms.

However, it gets scarier when people are hooked to watching thrillers and crime series as they start living the characters. “Watching crime thrillers on television or on web series is normal. But this starts impacting our attitude and gets reflected in our personality. Though they help us to be vigilant about the happenings around us, they can lead to sleep disturbances and anxiety, said Dr Virinchi Sharma, a consulting psychiatrist in the city.

Binge watching leads to an unhealthy mental health and the individual will continue to live in fear. Depression and anxiety is seen in most cases, including teenagers, but they go unnoticed, cautions psychologist Dr Rajini T.

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Location: India, Telangana




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