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TV and depression

by henrycopeland
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Beware to boobtube:

Brian Primack, a pediatrician at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who studies how teenagers’ use of media affects their health, analyzed survey data that followed 4,142 teenagers from 1995 to 2002. Teenagers who watched TV were more likely to report symptoms of depression, with the rate increasing 8 percent with every hour of TV watched.

Neil Postman’s “Amusing ourselves to death” was truer than he knew.

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