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People diagnosed with depression are more inclined than healthy controls to choose to listen to sad music. A new study in the journal Emotion suggests that depressed people are not seeking to maintain their negative feelings, but rather that they find sad
From the comments:

AN IMPORTANT ONE:

"The study doesn't actually show that sad music improves depressed peoples mood rather than encourage it though. The study was just a survey that asked people why they listened to sad music. That's not a reliable way of finding out how the music affects people."

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ALSO, there might be something to explore further here:

"the ancient greeks called it catharsis, "purging of emotions". they also thought it was bad to keep things bottled up, so wrote plays to achieve the same effect we get with music (and novels, and movies, and video games). fascinating topic, psychology...

for myself, happy music annoys me, but angry music makes me happy. go figure"
psychology  health-mental-depression  music-related-to 
8 weeks ago by daguti
Our double lives: Dark realities behind ‘perfect’ online profiles | New York Post
"Steers cited the work of social psychologist Leon Festinger, who, in 1954, came up with “social comparison theory,” the idea that we measure ourselves in relation to others’ failures and successes." ......................... marriage, warnings = "Yet Karina Freedman, a skin care specialist with a large clientele in Kiersten’s Manhasset neighborhood, says many of these women are, in fact, leading double lives. “So many of the husbands work late hours and their wives are home alone,” she tells The Post. “So, on weekends, it’s common for them to go out to bars and clubs in the city without their husbands. Many of the women in Manhasset are partiers.”"
psychology  relationships-friends  facebook  social-media  warnings  children  children-teens  relationships  health-mental-depression  relationships-marriage 
december 2015 by daguti
Being Lonely Can Warp Your Health And Your Genes : Shots - Health News : NPR
"In the world of cubicles and studio apartments, loneliness is everywhere. We find it in both crowds and empty rooms. We change cities and lose friends. Even in marriage, people can be strangers to one another. But things were very different for our ancestors. When humans were evolving in a prehistoric environment, they banded together for food and for protection."
health-mental-depression  genetics  health  disease-prevention  evolvify-topics  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom  personality-traits-loneliness-solitude-isolation 
november 2015 by daguti
Diana Young - You've read the 'smart creative people more prone to...
"Depression has long been seen as nothing but a problem," says Paul Andrews, an assistant professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster. "We are asking whether it may actually be a natural adaptation that the brain uses to tackle certain problems. We are seeing more evidence that depression can be a necessary and beneficial adaptation to dealing with major, complex issues that defy easy understanding."
health-mental-depression  counterintuitive  intelligence-iq 
october 2015 by daguti
Evolvify - Conclusion: Short-term exposure to gluten specifically...
"Short-term exposure to gluten specifically induced current feelings of depression with no effect on other indices or on emotional disposition."
diet-paleo  health-mental-depression  evolvify-topics 
may 2014 by daguti
BBC News - Young people 'feel they have nothing to live for'
predictions, long-term-thinking = This financial crisis is going to have long term effects on a generation of people that will ripple through the economy for years to come.
economic-recession-2008  health-mental-depression  long-term-thinking  predictions  suicide 
january 2014 by daguti
(2) Evolvify - "Mental and physical well-being are intimately related....
"Mental and physical well-being are intimately related. The growing burden of chronic diseases, which arise from an evolutionary mismatch between past human environments and modern-day living, may be central to rising rates of depression. Declining social capital and greater inequality and loneliness are candidate mediators of a depressiogenic social milieu. Modern populations are increasingly overfed, malnourished, sedentary, sunlight-deficient, sleep-deprived, and socially-isolated. These changes in lifestyle each contribute to poor physical health and affect the incidence and treatment of depression. -"
evolvify-topics  health-mental-depression  health-mental  personality-traits-loneliness-solitude-isolation 
december 2013 by daguti
presidentender comments on Best option to use to commit suicide
"Here's the real hell of it: depression and frustration and hatred are mechanisms to prevent activity in a different world than that in which we live now. It is best to sleep long hours and move little when the nights are long and the days are short and the food is scarce, during the dark European winter. But the adaptation is no longer relevant now when we are expected to move about, when we can shut ourselves inside and make an artificial night. We must instead play a different trick on the wicked and limited body and brain. We must convince it that we are heir to the greatness of our ancestors, that we are still the mighty hunter on the plains of Africa. We must run - a block or two at first, and damn the opinions of the onlookers. We must gradually run further until our breath comes in ragged gasps and the sweat of our back runs down the crack of our ass, and we must learn to love the fire in our lungs and muscles. Because, you see, your fear and sadness are lies. Your empty..."
evolvify-topics  life-affirming  health-mental-depression  suicide 
april 2013 by daguti
How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) - Forbes
The story is 7 pages long, but the gist is that Michael Ellsberg (author of "The Education of Millionaires" and son of Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg) cured himself of Bipolar II by cutting out refined sugar and carbohydates. ............. Also look at page 4 "Ortomolecular Medicine" and research more on that. ............... To skip some of the backstory, skip to near the bottom of page 3 ("I knew I needed professional help.") or to just read the final fix that worked for him, skip to the bottom of page 6.
health  food  disease-cure  health-mental-depression  psychology  health-mental  disease-mental-illness 
june 2012 by daguti
Depression's Evolutionary Roots: Scientific American
So what could be so useful about depression? Depressed people often think intensely about their problems. These thoughts are called ruminations; they are persistent and depressed people have difficulty thinking about anything else. Numerous studies have also shown that this thinking style is often highly analytical. They dwell on a complex problem, breaking it down into smaller components, which are considered one at a time.
health-mental-depression  psychology  brain  evolution 
august 2009 by daguti
A List Apart: Articles: Burnout
he identified phases, several of which I bet sound familiar, are: * A compulsion to prove oneself * Working harder * Neglecting one’s own needs * Displacement of conflict (the person does not realize the root cause of the distress) * Revision of values (friends, family, hobbies, etc., are dismissed) * Denial of emerging problems (cynicism, aggression, and frustration become apparent) * Withdrawal from social contexts, potential for alcohol or drug abuse * Behavioral changes become more visible to others * Inner emptiness * Depression * Burnout syndrome (including suicidal thoughts and complete mental and physical collapse) [2]
business  health  mind  brain  psychology  career  stress  health-mental-depression 
may 2009 by daguti
Can Oxytocin Ease Shyness? - TIME
Known as oxytocin (not to be confused with the painkiller OxyContin), the naturally occurring hormone is best known for controlling contractions during labor, but it also plays a key role in other fundamental human urges — including the desire to connec
brain  neuroscience  relationships  health-mental-depression 
july 2008 by daguti
Clinical depression | Something in the way he moves | Economist.com
Depressed people move in a mathematically different way from other people...when he looked for similar power-law curves in other areas, the one that most resembled that exhibited by the depressed turned out to be the pattern of electrical activity shown b
psychology  health  health-mental-depression  science  statistics  mathematics  research 
october 2007 by daguti

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