music causes depression!!!!!!!!!

@floridia (297)
Algeria
February 7, 2010 5:08am CST
i read once that listening to music frequently leads or causes depression, particularly among people who are going through tough times. Is this true? and is there someone got over this experience befor?
8 responses
• United States
7 Feb 10
Where'd you hear this? Because that really conflicts with a lot of the things that I've heard. Honestly I think it really all depends on what types of music you listen to and how you allow it to affect you. If you listen to depressing music, you're more likely to be depressed. If you listen to happy music, you might be a more cheerful person. Music DOES affect people, but in different ways depending on what it is that they're listening to.
7 Feb 10
The only music I could see it applying to is "sliding down the wall music" like Radiohead.
@chazzief (237)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 10
not all music, but I have to agree. I listen to 2PM's Heartbeat weeks after one of the member departed from the band, and to listen to is while we're still feeling sadden for his departure, make me feel more depress.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
8 Feb 10
It depends of the style of music, if we already sad and we listen to a sad slow song, sure it will make us more sad and more depressive.
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I don't believe that at all. I have had depression but music is actually what pulled me out of it. You just have to listen to the right kind of music. I have a mixture of sad and happy songs that I listen to all the time. When I was depressed I did listen to more sad than happy songs as that was how I felt. Eventually I got happier and the music tone changed with me.
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
7 Feb 10
If a person listens to music with a predetermined belief about it, then the experience will be depressing. Yet music for me opens my mindset and even helps me deal with occassional depression. I use to listen to Pink Floyd to help the depression, and it always inclined me to feel better. I found that music can help a person feel less alone, because it is almost as if the singer or song can relate to your own personal experience.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
7 Feb 10
It depends on what type of music you are listening to. If you are going through tough times and listen to depressing music, it is a guarantee that you will feel depressed. It's like fighting fire with fire.
• Australia
7 Feb 10
i guess it depends on what their personal situation is thats causing the basis of their depression... i don't think that purely music can cause depression... and there has to be an underlying issue in their lives... i tend to choose not to listen to music when im upset,most of the time it doesn't make me feel the best! lol although... there are a few bands i know of that have helped pull young people out of their depression! =]
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
7 Feb 10
Hi florida I read that music has the healing power. Listening to music will give you relief from many stress related problems.I am a music lover. When I have any tensions, I will listen the music using earphones and I will concentrate only in the music. I used to get good relief by doing this