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Gettin' Depressed With 'Duke Nuke 'Em'

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Posted March 13, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

Everyone who ever played Duke Nuke 'Em was happy, but according to some scientists, the game can be used to diagnose depression.

Researchers at the US National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland had study participants, walk through a level and to find their way to as many landmarks as possible within a set amount of time.

Depressed people found their way to an average of 2.4 locations compared with 3.8 locations for healthy

Those waiting for Duke Nuke 'Em Forever stayed in their rooms crying and crying for like 10 years!

New Scientist: Video game may help detect depression

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