• Kyodo, staff report

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Video footage of Friday’s attack on former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been shown repeatedly on TV and shared via social media — and it may be having a negative effect on the well-being of those who watched it.

Some viewers may report symptoms of acute stress including insomnia and nightmares after viewing the images of the attack, mental health experts say, urging these people to stop watching and consult a medical specialist if necessary.

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