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% in people who didn't play the game that often to more than 30% in those who played a lot. "This could mean that highly active players get more depressed or that depressed people are more likely to be active role players," said the author of the study, Noshir Contractor, a professor of behavioral science.More info over here.
MMORPG players more depressed?
Posted on Saturday, Feb 21 2009 @ 23:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Northwestern University researchers surveyed 7,000 EverQuest II players and found players of this game are more likely to feel depressed than the general population: