Does Binge-Watching TV lead to Depression?

imageThe answer is a resounding — YES!!!

Binge-watching TV — including popular Netflix shows like “House of Cards” or “Orange Is the New Black” — is linked to depression and anxiety, a new study claims.

Researchers polled North Americans about their “binge-watching” habits, which they defined as two to five consecutive hours of TV in one day, according to the University of Toledo study.

Roughly 35 percent of participants qualified as binge-watchers and reported higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression than non-binge-watchers.

“‘Binge-watching’ is a growing public health concern that needs to be addressed,” scientists concluded.

Too many consecutive hours of TV and depression are linked — but cause and effect isn’t clear, scientists said.

Author: Ted Hicks

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