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Music therapy may help alleviate depression: Try these foods too

Sun Online Desk     14th December, 2017 10:59:57 printer

Music therapy may help alleviate depression: Try these foods too

 

According to a latest study, traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication when complemented with a dose of music therapy could show better results, as compared to those being treated with just traditional medication.

 

According to the analysis in the Cochrane Library, music could prove to be therapeutic for those struggling with depression. For the study, the team examined data on 421 people who participated in nine previously completed short-term experiments, that tested music's role in easing depression on its own or added to traditional interventions.

 

The findings revealed that, patients felt less depressed when music was included as part of their treatment regimen. It also played  an effective role in cutting down anxiety and improve mental and physical functioning of depressed individuals by a significant margin.

 

The therapy would be led by person with training in counseling, psychology or treating depression.

 

 

The study mentioned that music therapy could include passive approaches that involve listening, active treatments that involve playing an instrument or singing or participating in a musical performance, or some combination of these approaches.

 

The therapy would be led by person with training in counseling, psychology or treating depression.

 

 

Try to include these foods in your daily diet to curb symptoms of depression.

 

 

1. Complex carbohydrates: Include foods that are rich in complex carbs in your diet like whole grains and brown rice. A lot of studies have shown that low carb diets have been linked to nervousness, anxiety, decreased concentration and insomnia.

 

2. Vitamin D: A deficiency of this nutrient if often linked with mood swings and depression. Add natural sources of Vitamin D like mushrooms, eggs and soy milk to your diet.

 

3. Antioxidants: Antioxidants can help in reducing the oxidative stress on your mental health. Berries and foods like cherries, grapes and dark leafy greens are your best bet.

 

4. Good quality proteins: Protein rich foods are known to boost alertness. Some of them contain an amino acid called tryptophan which helps your body make the mood boosting brain chemical, serotonin. Peas, beans, soya, lentils and paneer are good options and so are chicken and fish.

 

These healthy foods can really help in lifting your mood and making you feel better.


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