xbox controllerA new clinical study out of East Carolina University found that playing casual, non-violent video games reduced depression symptoms in study participants.

The study found that, of the 59 people who participated in the study, the half that spent an average of 40.7 minutes daily playing the games had a 57% reduction in their depression symptoms.

Their mood improved, while anxiety, tension, anger and fatigue was more than cut in half.

The seven subjects who were identified as having moderate to severe depression symptoms prior to the study had their symptoms reduced to minimal or mild following the study.

(READ the story in the Depression Blog on


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