Is watching TV a sign of depression?

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It could be a sign that you feel down and need more socializing, researchers say. A 2008 survey of people who considered themselves happy found that they watched about 19 hours of television weekly compared with 25 hours for "unhappy" people. The theory is that happier people had other things to do with their leisure time, such as volunteering, pursuing hobbies or spending time with friends.

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Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms

Depression is more than just a low mood. Symptoms of depression include chronic sad feelings lasting up to two weeks, lack of interest in activities normally enjoyed, sleep disruption, overeating or appetite loss, feelings of guil...

t or worthlessness and a preoccupation with death/suicide. Depression symptoms also differ in men and women; the onset may follow highly stressful events such as physical and emotional trauma. Men tend to be more irritable and act out while women often cry or sleep more.
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