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Writing in the Los Angeles Times (2/16) Booster Shots blog, Shari Roan observed that, according to a study presented last week at a science meeting, the amount of time spent playing virtual games may be “linked to depression.” For the study, “researchers at Northwestern University surveyed 7,000 players of the virtual game EverQuest II. They found that depression levels in the groups ranged from almost 21 percent in people who didn’t play the game that often to more than 30 percent in those who played a lot.” In addition, the study found that “many players underestimate the amount of time they spend playing, and that women are the most dedicated and satisfied players.”

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