Playing violent video games linked to depression in kids

WASHINGTON - A new study has suggested that kids who play violent video games might be at a greater risk for depression.

The study conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston School recorded significantly more depressive symptoms over the course of a year among fifth-graders from three U.S. cities who reported playing high-violence video games for two or more hours a day, compared to those who reported playing low-violence video games for less than two hours a day, Nature World News reported.

San Diego, California and Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium, PhD Institute, Editor-in-Chief Brenda K Wiederhold said that one of the strengths of this study was its large and ethnically diverse sample. The study was published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking website.

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