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Submitted by agentxk 849d ago | article

Casual Video Games Are Cheaper Than Therapy

FrontBurnr: Casual games might work just as well at treating depression and anxiety as the average headshrinker and his cocktail of drugs.
East Carolina University published two studies–both underwritten by PopCap–which show a strong correlation between playing casual video games and the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression symptoms.

The 2011 study boasts decrease in tension [49.6%], anger [55%], depression [50%], fatigue [57%], confusion [50%], and an increase in vigor [33%] (Culture)

Rushing_Punch  +   849d ago
isn't this the same concept as playing a game to "cool down", i find myself playing anything just to get my mind off of work at the end of the day.

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