Music heals…?

Music heals…? Or you can get addicted to it?

Have you ever felt a craving or compulsion for the need of music while doing certain activities?

In a study conducted by University of Wales, music consumption appears to be a lifestyle choice for most people, a method of enhancing daily life, but for some people ‘consumption’ has moved strongly towards ‘addiction’, with negative consequences for themselves and others.

Even though music addiction has not been diagnosed as a clinical addiction yet, there has been studies suggesting music as the trigger the release of dopamine in the brain’s reward system(as in other addiction like drugs). There is still not enough evidence to support the fact that our brain could potentially come to rely on music-triggered dopamine production as a reward, however, unchecked rewards often also leads to excess.


  1. Cockrill, Antje, Margaret Sullivan, and Heather L. Norbury. “Music consumption: Lifestyle choice or addiction.” Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 18.2 (2011): 160-166.

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