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A newly published article in The Official Journal of the American Association of Suicidology lends further credence to the notion of "All things in moderation." According to the paper, teens who spent more than 5 hours each school day playing games or surfing the Internet were more likely to report stretches of prolonged sadness, as well as suicide attempts. On the other hand, those who spent two hours or less gaming and surfing the web each school day were less likely to report sadness and suicide attempts than those who spent no time doing either activity.
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The paper also looked at the responses of students who reported watching five hours or more of television a day. However, the researchers found "no association" between excessive TV use and prolonged sadness or affirmative responses to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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As most of the comments on that article stated, this study is kind of (very) flawed seeing as how depression and sadness are what usually causes prolonged gaming or internet use, and not the other way around.
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Correlation doesn't equal causation.
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I'm on the internet and gaming more than 5 hours a day, i'm 13, and i'm bloody happy!

I maintain this lifestyle using constant bouts of Caramelldansen and Masturbation...
    
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that is so retarded.
    
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I'm on the internet and gaming more than 5 hours a day, i'm 13, and i'm bloody happy!

I maintain this lifestyle using constant bouts of Caramelldansen and Masturbation...
You're 13

Most likely that lifestyle will get old after a while. It might've been fun while it lasted, but that can't be your whole life. At some point, you're gonna head out and do something.
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You're 13

Most likely that lifestyle will get old after a while. It might've been fun while it lasted, but that can't be your whole life. At some point, you're gonna head out and do something.
Slay the evil monkey wizard of the 31st dimension?

(in case you didn't realise I was joking about my last post )
    
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Slay the evil monkey wizard of the 31st dimension?
Yah sure why not.
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I can honestly see how spending too much time not being social can cause depression.

so... get off your ass and do something.


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Correlation doesn't equal causation.
/thread

Nothing to see here.

On a non-empathetic note maybe the kids were sad because they were bad at the games they spent hours on?
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That study depresses me.
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