Hello, fellow gamers!|
I am currently conducting a research study for my Masterís Thesis and I could use your help. I am researching the effects of video game play on the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
To participate in this study and help further research on video games, you will complete brief depression and anxiety inventories and a survey.
By participating in the survey, you will also be entered into a random drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to GameStop.
In order to participate in this research study, you must be a video game player between the ages 18-35 and demonstrate some symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will not be receiving a clinical diagnosis of a mental health disorder by participating in this study. Symptoms include stress, worry, irritability, restlessness, overwhelming fear, sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, fatigue, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating.
If you would like to participate, please complete the linked survey and send an email to the researcherís email address found at the beginning survey to take the two brief but required anxiety and depression inventories. You will then receive the individualized links to the depression and anxiety inventories. These are confidential and personalized emails that will be sent from Pearson Clinical. Each of these inventories should take approximately 5 minutes. It should take approximately 10-20 minutes in total to complete the inventories and survey.
Confidentiality and Anonymity:
All identifying information obtained by participating in this research study will be kept strictly confidential unless State or Federal law mandates disclosure. The results of this study may be used in reports, papers, presentations, and publications; however, any identifying information will be omitted or disguised to ensure confidentiality and anonymity.
Does playing video games affect symptoms of anxiety and/or depression?
Bawdier 2 posts
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spamdangled 31,620 posts
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You realise this is a European site, right? Those vouchers would be pretty useless. We don't even have Gamestop over here (except for some bits of Ireland).
Edited by spamdangled at 21:37:48 10-11-2017
mal 29,326 posts
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Anything from watching bloody kitten videos to proper full-grown strategy gaming can be used to distract people from themselves and their problems, yes.
Edit: And I've done my survey for the month. I'm not doing yours as well.
Edited by mal at 23:03:15 10-11-2017
KD 1,968 posts
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Not doing the survey but no they dont in my case, if I'm anxious or in a depressive state I cant even comrehend playing a video game or watching a film. Not being able to follow or concentrate on it for more than 5 seconds means I miss out on anything it can offer.
Edited by KD at 07:45:31 11-11-2017
b0rk 7,693 posts
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"you will complete brief depression and anxiety inventories and a survey"
fuckin wont you aint the boss of me m80
Trowel 22,026 posts
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Going by this forum, I'd say video games certainly effect symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
(there's your Saturday grammar joke sorted)
Here you go mate, save you the job :
ChocNut 2,353 posts
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Games give me a reason to live. Watch a FFVII remake reaction if you need proof that games inspire hope.
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