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Defeat depression by Dr Sabina Dosani, Infinite Ideas

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5. Listen up

The right music can move you from browbeaten to bouncy in just three minutes. It’s time to find pearls of pop Prozac in your sea of singles.

As filmmakers, advertisers and Mr Whippy sellers know, playing the right tune can put you in the mood for love, new trainers or a cornet with a flake. But music can also help your troubled mind.

Music therapy is a powerful psychological treatment that uses instrumental and vocal activities to change moods, explore feelings, promote self-expression and increase self-esteem. Ten years ago, researchers at Stanford Medical School studied thirty people with depression. The patients were randomly assigned to three groups. The first group received a weekly visit from a music therapist, the second ...

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