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When I try to act social and friendly towards people they always act like butt holes and start making fun of me. I'm better of playing games a game will never start saying bad things about me .... except when Stupid mario won't jump to the top of the freaking pole.....that makes me so mad I want to nail mario to a cross!!!

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I have no proof, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a correlation between time spent gaming and suicide. Socially retracted people often resort to a hermit lifestyle, which can consist of computer games and television. That in turn can lead to depression, so whilst games aren't a cause, I bet there's a pattern amongst time spend on them and suicide.
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^ Me too.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
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.
You can never get tired of caramelldansen!
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I can actually believe this. Explains stuff.
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I have no proof, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a correlation between time spent gaming and suicide. Socially retracted people often resort to a hermit lifestyle, which can consist of computer games and television. That in turn can lead to depression, so whilst games aren't a cause, I bet there's a pattern amongst time spend on them and suicide.
I would agree. I turned to gaming partially due to this, now it is just there. People play games and browse internet a lot because they are sad and depressed, hence people may see a "connection". The sad and depressed play the games while those who aren't don't need to as much.
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post #27 of 113
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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.
Your statement hit home so much. I occasionally suffer from depression due to some medications I am on, as well as from life itself. I find that when I am feeling crappy I tend to spend more time online or gaming. It makes me feel better and helps me to get out of my own head for a while. After I begin feeling better, I tend to get out more.

So yeah, I spend more time online when I am depressed, but spending more time online is not what depresses me.
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post #28 of 113
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Correlation doesn't equal causation.
Statistics /\\ this
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Suicide and gaming ARE correlated: Take away my gaming, and I'm likely to try to kill myself.

(not really, but it makes as much sense as any other attempt at correlating the two)
    
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Gotta love people assuming correlation means causation.
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