…..and your probably from Seattle.
Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and Andrews University analyzed survey data from 552 adults in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The subjects ranged in age from 19 to 90, according to the study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The Seattle-Tacoma area was chosen for the study, researchers said, both because of its size as the 13th largest media market in the United States and because its Internet usage level is “the highest in the nation.” The study was done in 2006; the results analyzed in 2008.
Women were more likely to be depressed, while men were more likely to be overweight. Not saying their findings were incorrect but, have you ever been to Seattle? Saying their likely to be fat is like saying a Floridian is likely to be Tan, or a Texan is likely to be arrogant. Seattle has 3 weather conditions, Cold, Wet, and Cloudy. When your city has an average of 226 days per year with cloud cover I would be pretty depressed too.
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected persons react adversely to the decreasing amounts of light and the colder temperatures as the fall and winter progress.
If your city is always cloud covered SAD can strike anytime. I think before we start declare gamers as depressed we might want to look at other cities as well.
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