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Extensive Adolescent TV/Media = Depression

February 23, 2010
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Here’s a bit of information you may find helpful in those arguments with kids over how much TV they watch: A study looking at the television and media use by adolescents found that those “reporting more television use had significantly greater odds of developing depression for each additional hour of daily television use. In addition, those reporting more total media exposure had significantly greater odds of developing depression for each additional hour of daily use.”

Interestingly enough, the researchers did not find the same relationship to depression for those adolescents who were exposed to videocassettes, computer games, or radio. It’s not clear who watches videocassettes anymore, but this is something to consider, especially during the winter months where there is a tendency to focus more on indoor activities and be less active and more sedentary.

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One Response to “ Extensive Adolescent TV/Media = Depression ”

  1. Depression homeopathy symptoms on November 6, 2011 at 5:49 am

    he does not take interest in the study though very intelligent.. keeps himself busy in all sorts of activities like wathing TV, Computer, roaming here and there but studies. . my married life is also not very happy as my wife is very short-tempered and because of that i am having depression and feels negative all the time.. what are the solutions for my son.. he was on RiTALIN tablet when we were posted in Isreal. It Ritalin tablet available in India and if not what are the substitutes.. is homeopathy helpful in this regard.. what short of doctor should we see.. thanks !!!!!!!!!.

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