Listening to inspiring music could help you beat depression

May 24 2017 - 3:03pm
Inspiring music

Researchers say that listening to inspiring music in a group and taking part in discussions about music and life is a positive interaction which makes people feel good.

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Depression can be a very horrible illness which is hard to recover from. There have been increasing reports about the potential for horrible side effects from antidepressants and so natural remedies to fight depression are desirable. Along with a nutritious diet and active lifestyle listening to inspiring music seems to have a lot to offer in the fight against depression.

It has been suggested that music should be a part of treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers say music may help protect you from loss of memory. Listening to positive music may also benefit depression.

Listening to music can have many social benefits

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MedicalXPress reports listening to music can have many social benefits, such as the creation of and strengthening of interpersonal bonds. Synchronizing with other members of a group to a beat has an influence on how people behave both within and outside of the group. The sharing of emotions in such a group setting has many social benefits. There is an intensification of the potential for emotional responses due to social relationships which are nurtured.

Listening to music which is inspiring makes people feel good

The researchers determined that listening to music which is sad and talking about sad things generally made people feel more depressed. However, listening to music which is inspiring in a group and taking part in discussions about music and life was observed to have a more positive interaction which makes people feel good.

It has been reported by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience there is great potential for more significant and synergistic collaborations to benefit the wellbeing of people. It is certainly worth considering the potential positive impact of harnessing the therapeutic power of music for our everyday lives. Sharing inspiring music seems to be good medicine for the mind.

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