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The influence of music on cortisol-as a marker of stress and depression

  title={The influence of music on cortisol-as a marker of stress and depression},
  author={Ioana Elena Cioca},
Music reduces stress through different mechanisms. Firstly there are the physical and mental relaxation mechanisms. Secondly, music helps in stress relief activities. It also reduces negative emotions. Furthermore, music can distract from negative thoughts and activities and can help to achieve a positive and more optimistic state of mind. Therefore music proves its effectiveness in reducing the levels of anxiety and depression and also in improving the mood. But the music itself reduces the… 


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