Depression is a very serious mental illness that can take away the will to live from a person. To get out of depression the person has to make major changes in their life. There are many therapies and treatments available to step out of this mental illness, one way is music therapy. Music therapy uses a musical way to deal with the negative emotions. Music therapy is an amazing way of cultivating negative thoughts in a person. In the second world war, the music therapy was used to help the soldiers who were dealing with depression due to war. Music therapy has been a part of the treatment of depression since ages. It not only calms the mind but also generates a feeling of positivity. (Also read: What are the signs of smiling depression)
How does the music therapy work?
Music therapy helps the person to fill the emotional, mental and social void using music. When the person listens to music and the beats his or her brain reacts to it in a positive manner. The rhythm of the music, its melody and its transition helps the person to calm down and relax. It increases the dopamine hormone in the body. Dopamine hormone controls the behaviour of the person and generates a happy feeling.
How music therapy help to fight depression
Music helps to calm the mind
Depression uses negative ideas and thoughts to make the person bad about himself or herself. Music helps the mind to keep calm and focus on positive things. (Also read: What are the signs of concealed depression)
Control work breathing
Depression negatively affects the entire body and that includes the breathing cycle as well. Music helps to breathe in a relax and calm way. Music helps to channelize your mind to think in a positive way.
Reduces and stress and anxiety
Music therapy reduces stress and anxiety by providing a stress-free environment to the listener. It helps to motive the person and fight against the depression
It is important to know that not all kinds of music are fit for music therapy. Therefore it is important to seek doctor’s suggestion before picking up the music. (Also read: Can depression be contagious)