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Casual Games Used To Treat Depression and Anxiety; Cityville Coming to Drugstores?

Written on February 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Are you feeling depressed? Well maybe a game of Bejeweled can put your happy hormones back on track!

Who would have thought those hundreds of hours playing PlayFish or Zynga Games could lead to happiness? A recent clinical study from East Carolina University (we love you!) finds that playing casual games like Bejeweled 2 or Bookworm Adventures has significantly reduced depression and anxiety symptoms by 57%, and we’re not kidding.

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