Chiropractic Weekly Health News:

A recent study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of music listening in reducing depressive symptoms.  Researchers systematically searched 9 databases and reviewed 17 studies.
They found that listening to music over a period of time helps to reduce depressive symptoms in the adult population. All types of music potentially worked, depending on the preferences of the listener.

According to the study, as reprinted on the website Green Med Info:

“There is a need to conduct more studies, which replicate the designs used in the existing studies that met the inclusion criteria, on the level of efficacy of music listening on the reduction of depressive symptoms for a more accurate meta-analysis of the findings and reflect with greater accuracy the significant effects that music has on the level of depressive symptoms.”


Complementary Therapies in Medicine December 2011; 19(6): 332-348

  Green Med Info

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