Can drums beat depression?
August 1, 2011 |
I’ve always found hitting drums to be very therapeutic. So I’m not surprised to read that playing musical instruments can temporarily help tackle depression.
A group of patients suffering from depression had music therapy alongside normal counselling. After three months the musical patients were less anxious and depressed than patients who just had standard counselling. However, after six months the researchers found that the difference disappeared.
Scientists think that music may help patients express things that they can’t put into words.
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