03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

TV, Video Games Increase Teen Depression Risk: Study

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Spending more hours watching television or playing video games as a teenager may lead to depression in young adults, according to a study published Monday.

Researchers looked at the exposure to electronic media of 4,142 adolescents who were not depressed when the study began in 1995, before DVDs and the Internet were widely used.

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