A study from the University of Toledo in the US has found that binge-watching
whole seasons of television can contribute to negative mental health and bad physical
Researchers in this study found that "with the advent of novel media for viewing television, binge-watching is a growing public health concern that needs to be addressed."
They classify 'binge-watching' as anything from 2-5 hours of television in one day and suggest that this amount of TV-watching is linked to higher stress and found that too many consecutive hours of TV is linked to depression.
The study also found that 35% of participants qualified as binge-watchers and reported higher levels of depression and anxiety, than those who did not watch hours upon hours of telly in one go.
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American Public Health Association
24 May 2016