According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, listening to sad music could be making us anxious and neurotic. Most people listen aggressive music to express negative feelings. Listening to a sad music does not mean it improve your mood, because sometimes it can directly impact on your mental health and cause genuine sadness.
The one of the most important factors of your mental health is how you regulate your emotions. Different types of music affect your mood differently. Many people use music as a mean of emotion regulation. However, most of us have no idea how this might actually affect our health.
Researcher found that mental health and sad music have a strong relationship. They were assessed on several markers of mental health, including depression, anxiety and neuroticism. They listen to sad music in the most possible objective way by using indirect measures of memory and judgment. The effect of music in your mind can fade off in a few minutes, while sometimes it can effect longer. Although, some styles of music can have a long lasting effect on the brain and overall mental health.