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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2014, 10:48:10 PM »
I find that my favorite youtube guided meditation channel calms the noise in my head.
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2014, 10:31:40 PM »
Actually the one song that calms me down the best is off Rain Dogs by Tom Waits.  The song is called Gun Street Girl and something about the combination of the music and his vocals on that particular song help me breathe more easily during a panic attack and especially help me when I've worked myself up to the point of feeling nauseated.  I have it on it's own special playlist on both my iPod and my husband's for quick access!  I usually just listen to it on repeat until I'm calm.  No idea why that particular song is so effective in helping me control my breathing, but I'd recommend giving it a shot!
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2014, 10:27:38 PM »
Imagine Dragons, He Is We, Owl City, and K'naan are my go-to's. And, of course, Disney soundtracks. Actually, all soundtracks. I love movie soundtracks!
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2014, 02:21:07 PM »
I have a ton but the ones that are coming to mind right now are.

Still by Hillsong (religious)
If you're going through hell (Rodney Atkins)
Everything little thing is going to be alright (Bob Marley)
This Song Saved my Life (Simple Plan)
Welcome to My Life Simple Plan
Don't Worry Be Happy (cheesy but I love the Bob Marley version)
It's my Life (Bon Jovi)
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2014, 03:51:13 PM »
I've started a "life soundtrack" music journal recently. Songs include ones that remind me of important milestones of my life, represent different facets of my relationships, or illustrate life's challenges. I've the playlist on my iPod, and I'm also writing down the lyrics in a notebook. after the lyrics I'll write a journal entry of the meaning of the song as it pertains to my life, whether it's a literal interpretation of lyrics or not. It's been a good introspective project for me. I'll share a few of the entries in the course of appointments with my psychiatrist along the way as I do with my regular CBT/etc journal
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2014, 09:11:13 PM »
For me it's what I'm in the mood for. Usually something ambient like Brian Eno and Harold Budd. Or sometimes, inspirational movie soundtrack stuff helps me motivate myself. Also, anything that's a good singalong :)
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2014, 08:03:48 AM »
Here's another fast paced, but upbeat one from the 80s. Those who grew up during this time may recognize the song from a popular movie.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9t6IqYtccs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9t6IqYtccs</a>

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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2014, 03:12:29 PM »
Despite having a wide variety of music in my iTunes, I find that I listen more to the soothing, quieter, happier songs. I do have some albums that I find, if I listen beginning to end, calm me down. They are by the following artists, all of whom I listen to: Loreena McKennitt, Amy Grant, Enya, Celine Dion (mostly her French music), Ronan Hardiman (Riverdance), Sarah Brightman, Paula Cole, ABBA, Mylene Farmer, Diana Ross / The Supremes.

And when I'm in the mood for "louder" songs, I have them readily available. It is definitely mood-dependent!
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2014, 10:12:28 PM »
I've always gone straight to Melodic death metal, specifically my favorite band Kalmah. Some of my favorites are so catchy and detailed that they get stuck in my head easily, and when my brain wants to keep playing them over and over in my head, and provided it's not too bad of a day, all the detail takes up a lot of brain power that then can't go to worrying so much. When I do need something more relaxing, there are plenty of songs with great, calmer, melodies that work well.
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2014, 08:03:19 AM »
Only recently been introduced to them, but Black Veil Brides help me loads. Especially their song Lost it All. It's so beautiful and makes me cry which is always a good release.
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Re: music that helps you deal with anxiety/depression?
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2014, 10:10:04 PM »
mine is slow or alternative rock.
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