Music’s Effect on Psychosis

Music’s Effect on Psychosis

Below is a wordy passage of music’s effects on psychosis.  You can read it if you want, but I have put an easier to understand version here:  Basically it says music can help psychosis in many cases.  It especially helps negative symptoms (flat affect (a person’s face stares off or shows little emotion), lack of pleasure in everyday activities, lack of ability to do normal tasks, speaking much less than a person previously did).  Attending these negative symptoms is important because antipsychotics often times do not help nearly enough.  Try experimenting with music.  Some people identify with a sad song when they are feeling sad.  Others listen to happy music to cheer themselves up.  Pull out some music to listen to, or mess with an instrument yourself.  See what works for you.

Original article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17590966

 

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