Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

Experts link gaming to depression/overweight

Here is the start of the article linking gaming to being depressed and overweight:

"The average gamer is 35, overweight, and more likely to be depressed, says a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, which was carried out in the Seattle-Tacoma area, found that gamers" here for the rest of the article.

I have a lot of friends that game but none seem to have a dedicated lifestyle to it so that you could consider them "gamers." I did once date a hard-core lifestyle gamer. And just by coincidence he was in fact nearing 35, overweight and depressed. So if I were to base my opinion on that limited experience with gamers, I would say the article is right on. But I'm thinking some of you probably have more experience with gamers than I do (I only knew that one hard core gamer). Does your experience of gamers, and I mean lifestyle gamers not just friends that happen to enjoy games now and then, fit the description in this article?

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