Making Music Proves to Be Powerful Antidepressant

August 5, 2011

Making music might help lift more depressed people out of the dumps than common antidepressant medications do, the results of a new study suggest.

That’s not to say the people with depression should toss out their meds and pick up a guitar. The music therapy administered to patients in the new study was in addition to regular therapy, and the patients continued their regular medication routines. But about one out of four depression sufferers is likely to respond to music therapy, Finnish researchers reported in August in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Read the full LiveScience.com article here.