76 percent of people over the age of 12 have depression in any 2-week period. This is the data presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The feeling of being deprived, losing hard-earned money on the stock markets, constant health issues, moving to a new city, retirement and several such stressful life events can leave a person vulnerable to depression.
Mahesh Jayaraman, co-founder of health platform Sepalika.com said:
“As per WHO estimates, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally.”
Neuroscientists in the United Kingdom state that they’ve found the perfect song to relieve symptoms of anxiety in sufferers. Curious Mind Magazine reports that this approach has the ability to reduce anxiety by 65%.
According to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, Listening to the song Weightless by the Marconi Union instils a much greater sense of relaxation in the listener than any other song.
Richard Talbot from the Marconi Union said:
“It was fascinating working with a therapist to learn how and why certain sounds affect people’s mood.”
Talbot further added: “I always knew the power of music but we have previously written using gut feeling.”