Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching TV

January 30, 2015 1:43 AM

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Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching TV

Settling on the couch and into an all-night marathon of "Game of Thrones" or "Scandal" can feel like the ultimate in relaxation. For some, the best way to tune out the world is to turn on the television. But while binge-watching television may seem like a perfectly harmless way to occupy your Friday night, it may actually be an indication of serious mental health problem.

A study published Thursday found people who binge-watch television tend to be among the most depressed and lonely.

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