‘Doomscrolling’ During COVID-19: What It Does and How to Avoid It

‘Doomscrolling’ During COVID-19: What It Does and How to Avoid It

Share on Pinterest Experts say “doomscrolling” while seeking information on the COVID-19 pandemic can have numerous mental health effects. Getty Images An increasing number of people are “doomscrolling” as they seek information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts recommend that people limit their doomscrolling by setting timers or using apps that limit daily access to news feeds and social media sites. She checks social media — Twitter and Facebook primarily, and later Google for news — around 10 times daily. “Prior to COVID, I wasn’t really doomscrolling much at all,” Chris, 34, a writer in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, told Healthline.

About Us

At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.

Subscribe to our newsletter!