Treating depression through music therapy.

“…researchers have gained fantastic results regarding the role of exercise as a mood enhancer. In addition to drug treatment and psychotherapy, exercise is currently even being recommended as a form of treatment for depression. Exercise releases hormones that create a sense of wellbeing, which in turn boosts positive emotional processes in the brain. It also lowers the activation of the amygdala, the brain’s fear and stress centre.”


Hanna Poikonen

Master of Science (Technology) and a dancer, Hanna is writing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki’s Cognitive Brain Research Unit.

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