Feeling depressed? Play Bejeweled, a new study says

sad face happy face play bejeweled
sad face happy face play bejeweled

The National Institute of Mental Health says that roughly 21% of all Americans suffer from some form of "mood disorder," and a large portion of those same people suffer from full-on depression. Another not-so-fun fact is that depression is the leading cause of disability for people ages 15 to 44.

So instead of popping a pill or masking your sorrows using some other less-than-productive means, a new study, underwritten by PopCap shows that playing "casual" games like Bejeweled, Peggle and Bookworm Adventures can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.