who play video games at the age of 11 have a lower risk of depression in the
years to come or in the future.

was revealed in a medical study (research) in the United Kingdom.

University College London study also found that girls who spend more time on
social media are more likely to have symptoms of depression. 

video games

the two, results show how time spent in front of the screen in different
ways can have a positive or negative effect on children’s mental health.

involved in the research, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, say
that screens allow us to be part of a variety of activities.

in this regard should be formulated keeping in view the extent to which various
activities affect mental health.

we cannot confirm that playing games improve mental health, the results suggest
that it is not only a harmful habit but also has some benefits, especially
during epidemics,” he said.

added that video games can be a social platform for children and youth.

need to reduce the sitting time for children and adults to maintain good
physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the screens themselves are
harmful,” he said.

study looked at data from more than 11,000 children, a study conducted between
2000 and 2002.

children were asked questions about playing social media, playing video games,
or using the Internet, and at the age of 14, they were asked about their
symptoms of depression.

research team also considered other factors such as socioeconomic status, level
of physical activity, and others.

results showed that boys who are more accustomed to playing video games have a
24% lower risk of developing depressive symptoms over the next 3 years.

benefit was more noticeable in less physically active boys while no such effect
was observed in girls.

researchers said that there are some positive aspects of video games that
support mental health.

researchers also found that 11-year-old girls spend more time on social media.
After 3 years, their risk of developing depression increases to 13%.

have not been able to find a clear link between the general use of the Internet
and the symptoms of depression.