Attention music lovers: A study found that teens who jam out when they’re feeling down are 8.3% more likely to be depressed than other people.
According to JSYK, teens who spent most of their time reading books were one-tenth as likely to be depressed.
Don’t worry though! This doesn’t necessarily mean you should stop listening to music (especially if you <3 it!). Says the head of the study, “At this point, it is not clear whether depressed people begin to listen to more music to escape, or whether listening to large amounts of music can lead to depression, or both.”
When you’re feeling down, what helps ease the pain? Do you listen to music, read books, or something else? Discuss below.
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