do you like to listen to music when you are depressed?

Philippines
May 25, 2007 6:34pm CST
hi there guys. most of us must have heard of the fact that music soothes the soul and sometmes tends to make us feel better, right? well, its kinda different for me. when i am sad or depressed, i totally avoid listening to music because that would only make me even more sad, depressed or lonely. especially those mellow, love songs. :P what about you? do you listen to music when you are depressed?
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@syndhujaa (252)
• India
28 May 07
yup..!! I do listen to misic when am depressed.. coz I feelt hat they are the energy boosters.. they can very well make us come back to our normal life.. we can listen to any type to of music.. that depends on person to person.. I feel that melodies work well.. but it differs from person to person..!! listening to music helps to come back to our routine..! I love to listen to music when am depressed and I alweays love it..!
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• Philippines
29 May 07
well, hello there. guess people are really different from each other, huh? some people like to listen to music when they are down and some just want to keep themselves busy. lolz. :) well, i do love listening to music when im in a good mood but when im in a down mood, i tend to just keep myself busy so that i will not feel bad. :)
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
good discussion.. it depends.. sometimes i do listen to music when i'm depressed. it does make me feel even sadder but sometimes it's good to let it all out. however when i'm mad, depressed, sad all at the same time, i wouldn't listen to music cuz it will just make me feel worse about myself and everything else around me. and i hate feeling that way..
• Philippines
26 May 07
hi there! thank you so much for your compliment, its not everyday that someone tells me that i have a good discussion. lolz. :) anyway, looks like we're the same. music only makes us feel worse whenever we listen to it when we are sad. lolz. :) i prefer to just sleep through on it or just eat. lolz. :)
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 May 07
I guess it just depends on what type of music you are listening too. If I am already depressed, I certainly don't want to listen to something that will depress me more. I try to listen to something more upbeat, and I usually will end up singing along after a while.
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• Philippines
26 May 07
oh, okay. that's a nice idea, you know. :) to listen to diverse or happy and upbeat kinds of music when we are feeling down rather than to listen to love songs, especially those sappy ones which makes me wanna bawl and cry. :P lolz. :)
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@Helium (97)
• United States
26 May 07
I listen to music all of the time, especially when I'm depressed or angry. I find it relaxing.
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
26 May 07
When I'm depressed, I listen to happy, upbeat songs. They lift up my mood to some point. When I feel a bit better, I then listen to some of my favorite songs to keep uplifting my mood and help me forget about my depression. Oftentimes, I just listen to some classical music (both Western and Eastern) to help me clear my head..
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• Philippines
26 May 07
another suggestion of upbeat songs. :) well, looks like upbeat songs really do fix depressed moods, huh? :) lolz. :) well, you know, there's just one thing that i cant do, and that is listen to classical music. you know why? strangely, it makes me weep! :P lolz. :)
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
27 May 07
Lol ^_^ Classical music can calm you down though...well there are some that can really heighten your emotions, so it's better to choose which ones are soothing.
• Philippines
27 May 07
well, i do like bach and beethoven. :) but i only listen to it when im studying because it has a "concentrating" effect on me. :) it is my secret weapon for my studies. :) lolz.
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@red158 (333)
• Canada
28 May 07
Sometimes nothing helps me better, then putting on some sad songs and having a good cry. Cleanse the body and soul.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hey yeah, you're right. some of my friends prefer to do this kinds of thing rather than just act all better and strong. lolz. :)
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@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
26 May 07
I like listening to music whenever am depressed, most especially gospel music. I like listening to cool music, but not rap rock and roll or whatever. Thanks and have a nice day.
• Philippines
26 May 07
hey yeah, gospel music are nice. they kinda soothes my feelings but all in all, i still prefer not to listen to music because some lyrics can aggravate my sadness or self-pity. lolz. :)
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
Hi jlara_gtr34, when I am depressed, I dont listen to music or do anything. I need somebody to talk to so that I have a shoulder to cry on.
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• Philippines
26 May 07
hello there. :) oh, well, guess what? there are times when i want to be alone when im depressed but there are also times that i am like you, needing a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. :)
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
26 May 07
yeah I do..it makes me feel better. i listen to Linkin Park when i'm angry or depressed...and it really helps.
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