Beat the blues: How music therapy helps fight depression

Beat the blues: How music therapy helps fight depression

Music is called the language of soul as it can express emotions effectively and even affect a listener’s mood. Studies have shown that music can positively affect a person’s emotions.

A University of Missouri study has found that listening to upbeat music can lift a person’s spirits. In contrast, another study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that people can seek out music to reflect their emotions. Individuals who had gone through a saddening occurrence, such as a break-up, preferred to listen to sad music, while those who were frustrated preferred to listen to angry music.

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