Study: Violent Video Games Releases Stress and Depression

A study by a psychology professor named Christopher J. Ferguson indicates that young adults who play violent video game experience decreased levels of stress and depression:

“In this study, 103 young adults were given a frustration task and then randomized to play no game, a non-violent game, a violent game with good versus evil theme, or a violent game in which they played ‘the bad guy.’ The results suggest that violent games reduce depression and hostile feelings in players through mood management,” Dr. Ferguson explained.

What's your experience? Have violent video games made you feel better, or worse?

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