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Do video games cause depression?

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Do video games cause depression?

Postby Charles » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:06 am

Or other mental health disorders?

If they do I bet it's not as bad as working at a studio or project that will drive you out of your mind.

A recent study claims that an addiction to video games is not good for ya.

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Do video games fuel mental health problems?

'When children became addicted, their depression, anxiety, and social phobias got worse, and their grades dropped'

NEW YORK — There might be trouble brewing behind the glassy eyes of kids who spend too much time and energy on video games, according to a controversial new study.

In the 2-year study of more than 3,000 school children in Singapore, researchers found nearly one in ten were video game "addicts," and most were stuck with the problem.

While these kids were more likely to have behavioral problems to begin with, excessive gaming appeared to cause additional mental woes.

"When children became addicted, their depression, anxiety, and social phobias got worse, and their grades dropped," said Douglas A. Gentile, who runs the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University in Ames and worked on the study.

"When they stopped being addicted, their depression, anxiety, and social phobias got better."

Read the article here.
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