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Music therapy for depression: it seems to work, but how?

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In this article, which has many subarticles, it says that countless tests have taken place and as i read further one question still remains. Are these people stressed over the same thing? Stress isnt just stress, stress is a disease that is extreemly complex with countless subheading. How are they supposed to clearify that even though yes it can but not always.

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Music Benefits Both Mental And Physical Health

Music Benefits Both Mental And Physical Health | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Playing and listening to music benefits a person both mentally and physically. For example, it decreases anxiety, levels of cortisol, and increases immunoglobulin A.
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Finally a study of things that matter that anyone can easily relate. This is 120% true. In my case, I wouldnt' be who I am today if it wasnt for the music that ive been exposed to. Stress, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, all of which is something music has helped me cope with.

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Music training in childhood boosts the brain in adulthood

Music training in childhood boosts the brain in adulthood | Music Industry | Scoop.it
People who learned to play a musical instrument in childhood are quicker to respond to speech sounds in adult life - even if they gave up the practice after just a few years.
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There is necessarily no cons to this other than the fact that learning an instrument isn't the easiest thing to do. But this is an amazing offer. When children grow up musically inclined, it encourages creativity. I sure would've loved this opportunity.

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Music Therapy May Alleviate Depression

Music Therapy May Alleviate Depression | Music Industry | Scoop.it
By helping people express their emotions, music therapy, when combined with standard care, appears to be an effective treatment for depression, at least in the short term, said researchers...
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It says in this therapy treatment the key is music. Which is true. Music does cure some sort of stress but not all of it in its entirety. 

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Music practice can sharpen the brain

Music practice can sharpen the brain | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Practicing playing a musical instrument affects ability to detect performance errors and conflicts and is linked to less reactive control adjustments after conflicts and errors.
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From all of my friends, I have noticed that if they are musicians it is a lot easier for them to do more technical stuff. I would consider this a given. This article talks about how music sharpens the brain and i couldnt agree more. When you know music you tecnically can speak an entire new language.

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