Why listening to sad music like Adele's new 'divorce album' might be good for you

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Listening to music releases dopamine, the  “feel-good” hormone associated with food, sex and drugs.
Listening to music releases dopamine, the “feel-good” hormone associated with food, sex and drugs.
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Listening to a sad song may seem like the worst idea in the world when you are going through a break-up, divorce, or grieving the loss of a loved one. It will only surely end in more tears, right? 

Well, wrong, according to scientists sad music can increase your levels of prolactin, a hormone that helps you fight grief.

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