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Bipolar Disorder & Techno Music

We all have for years known that music effects the soul no matter who you are but even more so for those with bipolar disorder or some form of mood disorder. It seems music can be the only thing that can understand you in this cruel world at time. Well, over years and years of living life this way, having went down into drugs and back, I didnt much listen to techno music cause it reminded me of my drug days. Now that it doesn tbother me like that and I have found deadmau5, skrillex, and many many more I feel that no matter how hyper, tense, or depressed I get they can bring me to some somber, calm place where my racing thoughts can no longer enter. The songs almost pose as a reset button during the hardest of times. Songs that have little or no words and a certain euphoric feeling about them that I believe helps. Although I have found no studies on such a narrow subject I am curious to find out myself. I wonder if any of you use techno music to soothe you when you are down, or manic.
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I try to be very careful what I listen to. Certain music can/will bring on depression or manic stages for me. I actually had my psychotic mania while I was listening to a lot of techno at the time. The doctor told me I should listen to something more soothing.

I've been thinking about classical music 'cause I used to listen to that a lot when I was younger. It always seemed to help me.
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520191 tn?1355635402
No, I never have used techno music for soothing my moods, although i do listen to a lot of music when manic, such as pop, rock, tool and country. when i am depressed i listen to Eminem and not much else and only occasionally. I find music helps me express how i am feeling and when i am manic it makes me more hyper and active and when i am depressed music makes me more sad and cry. But i still love it.

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Music don't change my mood although I enjoy it. Having emotional responses to music doesn't have anything to do with bipolar. I keep hearing things like this, being bipolar makes you more creative, more sensitive, now more responsive to music. We are just people and how we respond to thing or our state of being is individual, not based on having a disorder.
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1687579 tn?1315845913
I'm the same way, except instead of Techno its music like Hans Zimmer, John Williams anything without words with a classical theme to it really.
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