Drums to Rid of Stress


Playing musical instruments and singing helps people in a state of depression and stress, as the researchers from Finland say.


The scientists have conducted their tests on 79 volunteers suffering from depression. They were divided into two groups: the first one received conventional therapy (interviews with a psychologist), while the second one had additional 20 sessions of music therapy: the participants played the drums.

As a result, the patients who were engaged in music demonstrated easier rehabilitation after treatment than the patients from the first group. According to one of the researchers, Prof. Christian Gold from the University of Jyväskylä, “the tests have shown that music therapy, in addition to the conventional one, helps people reduce their level of depression and anxiety.”

According to him, music helps people to interact, even in the situations when they can not find words to describe their inner feelings in a conversation with a psychologist.

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