Researchers found that adults who were given music therapy sessions, in which they played drums or instruments such as xylophones, showed fewer symptoms of depression or anxiety than those who just had standard counselling.
They suggest that it helped patients express their emotions as well as well as being a pleasurable activity in its own right.
Differences remained after six months but they were no longer statistically significant.
Music-making is social, pleasurable and meaningful. It has been argued that music making engages people in ways that words may simply not be able to.
Next time you are going through a tough time in your life take up an instrument. It will help you get over a tough time and you get to learn a new skill.
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