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    Music therapy for anxiety: it works!


    we are more familiar with depression now (though we are yet to fully give it the attention it deserves). But anxiety disorder, on the other hand, is not very popular despite how common it is. 

    Anxiety disorder is a mental health challenge that is characterized by panic and worry. Most times, it is worry over issues that one has no control over but that fact is not enough to put the person at ease. If for anything, it makes the individual more anxious. 

    Anxiety can get so bad that it cripples an individual's social skills because the person finds it hard to relate well with others. Usually, it is treated using medication and psychotherapy but then new research has identified an alternative mode of treatment- music therapy.
    I recently came across an article that spoke of research that showed that a particular piece of music is the most calming in the world. Perhaps this is not so surprising because that is what the music was composed for. 
    I have listened to it myself and I must admit that it is so relaxing that you could sleep off. According to the study, the song can reduce the effects of anxiety by 65% by slowing the heart rate, blood pressure, and production of cortisol, the stress-inducing hormone. 
    The music was tested out on some people and the results were remarkable. 
    If you have been under a lot of stress, are suffering from anxiety issues, or are simply curious, the song is 'Weightless' by Marconi Union. 
    Thank me after you have enjoyed it! 

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