Posted by SDW on December 8, 2004, at 4:25:48 [reposted on December 8, 2004, at 23:22:09 | original URL]
Very interesting comment about music, Rick.
I have been suffering from dysthymia with anhedonia/apathy for the last 2 years and there was a period of 6-9 months when I didn't/couldn't listen to music. Music that would normally be exciting and pleasurable was either just plain boring or even irritating on occaision.
I also turned to talk/news radio almost entirely, and I didn't turn on my TV for 3 months straight.
There's definately something to this...I think music stimulates the more primitive, emotional parts of the brain, while talk radio is more of a cerebral thing...probably a Dopamine issue.