Have you ever noticed something calming about a sad song when you’re already down in the dumps? According to a recent study, it turns out that there’s a reason people diagnosed with depression might feel better listening to sad music.
The study, recently published in the journal Emotion, included 76 participants who were diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). Participants were asked to choose music clips ranging in emotion and energy level. They were also asked which songs they’d like to listen to again in the future.