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Listening to Music

Music can provide a welcome distraction, but also offers so much more. One study, which looked at rheumatoid arthritis patients and others suffering from chronic pain, found that listening to music for one hour over one week subdued pain, depression, and disability while increasing feelings of power.

Multiple other studies have found a powerful effect of music on pain in many kinds of groups, including hospitalized patients. The effect may be stronger in people who also have anxiety.

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