Study Finds Link Between Depression, Playing Cornhole By Yourself

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January 15, 2016 - Universe

A recent study conducted at the University of East Rochester describes a link between depressive symptoms and playing the game “cornhole” by yourself.

According to the study results, scientists found individuals playing cornhole alone were up to 97% more likely to suffer symptoms of depression; including sadness, loneliness, and not having anyone to play cornhole with.

“Our study shed light on a phenomena we have observed but never before scientifically proven,” said Dr. Aleejay Humphries, one of the study’s lead investigators.

“It explains a lot of my childhood as well,” she added.

Humphries notes that while this study suggests a link between depression and playing cornhole by yourself, further research would be needed to determine further details about the relationship.

“Does being depressed cause you to play cornhole alone? Is there a similar link involving playing bocce ball by yourself? These are questions that remain unanswered,” she said.

 

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