Teen Girls Who Play Video Games With Parents Are Less Depressed
Posted on Feb 2, 2011
According to a new study, girls 11-16 years old who play video games with their parents are less depressed and, in the words of this Bloomberg report, “generally better behaved” than those who don’t. Apparently “Rock Band” creates Stepford children.
Girls who play video games with their parents are generally better behaved and showed lower rates of depression than those who don’t, according to a study.
The benefit, reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health, wasn’t seen in boys, possibly because males spend less time gaming with their families than they did playing video games alone or with friends, the authors said.
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