Prescription for the blues
Music’s ability to “heal the soul” is the stuff of legend in every culture. Many people find that music lifts their spirits.
Modern research tends to confirm music’s psychotherapeutic benefits (5). Bright, cheerful music (e.g. Mozart, Vivaldi, bluegrass, Klezmer, Salsa, reggae) is the most obvious prescription for the blues.
Listening to music has beneficial effects on preoperative anxiety (41). Also music can help overcome anxiety related to dental procedures (42)”.
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42. Thoma MV, Zemp M, Kreienbühl L, et al. Effects of Music Listening on Pre-treatment Anxiety and Stress Levels in a Dental Hygiene Recall Population. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Aug;22(4):498-505. PubMed