Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1110271

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Specific music for mood disoders.

Posted by linkadge on May 20, 2020, at 7:40:17

There has been research on the ability of certain classical music pieces to reduce the frequency of seizures. I posted a link to one of the pieces below. Given the connection between mood disorders and epilepsy (i.e efficacy of anticonvulsants in certain refractory depression, and/or the utility of gaba enhancing drugs for anxiety) perhaps a beneficial effect on mood disorders would also be achieved.

Note, not all songs have been shown to reduce seizures. So, listening to your favorite rap or heavy metal likely won't have the same effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9gT5bqi6Y

 

Re: Specific music for mood disoders. linkadge

Posted by jay2112 on May 23, 2020, at 0:45:50

In reply to Specific music for mood disoders., posted by linkadge on May 20, 2020, at 7:40:17

It's weird....about a year ago, my generalized anxiety made me anxious walking the dog. BUT...After almost 30 years of meds, I had bought some headphones, and cranked into spotify. I got listening to more gentle-texture prog stuff like Genesis, Peter Gabriel...Springstreen and all the stuff. I had to skip a song, and as I turned my head, I realized my whole defence was right down!Oh man, did that feel good. I am going to order Oliver Sak's book "Musicophilia"..about the neuroscience behind audiology.

Jay

 

Re: Specific music for mood disoders. jay2112

Posted by linkadge on May 23, 2020, at 12:24:24

In reply to Re: Specific music for mood disoders. linkadge, posted by jay2112 on May 23, 2020, at 0:45:50

Yeah, music can increase BDNF and (apparently) in some cases reduce seizures. I've heard that it can improve synaptic plasticity and increase monoamines like dopamine.

Linkadge


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