Bilal Saad

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IF we stop listening to songs then we will reduce the Attention Disorder.

Attention Disorder: that a big problem we are in but a few know about it, when humans have Attention Disorder what happen to him:

1- Bad school grades.
2- Bad ability to creativity.
3- Bad time management.
4- Increased Distraction.

So what we will gain if we listening to songs?

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    Jan 3 2012: i'm developing my ADD with a daft punk mix from 2002. i can barely listen already.
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    Dec 30 2011: Music is my life. If I stop listening to music (or as you put it "songs") I would reduce Attention Deficit Disorder by dying.
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    Jan 1 2012: where is the link to the evidence?
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    Dec 30 2011: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a very well known disorder here in the United States.

    But I had never heard anyone blame music for it. Early exposure to rapid eye movement caused by video games, excessive sugary meals at all hours of the day, and even excessive t.v. watching have been held as culprits in this disorder.
    Here in the U.S. many children are under medication. I think that there are many levels of this disorder.

    In my experience, I have never seen a parent who gives his child healthy food, and quality wholesome games, other than video games, who have had children with ADD. Of course I don't know for sure.

    Anyways, are many persons involved in the music industry diagnosed with ADD??
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    Dec 30 2011: I'm not sure music causes long-term attention disorder, maybe, but it's clear that it really distracts us when we do several actions, one of which is listening to it. It's so common to have some music playing at background...
    I absolutely agree there's too much music everywhere nowadays.
    Sometimes I experience something like a little addiction to it. I see, long hours of listening to music gets some mess to my mind, and I realize it would be so useful and relaxing to switch it off, but I can't.
    Well, music brings us emotions, rest, good atmosphere, so we like it...
    But I really would love to start experiencing more silence.
    • Dec 30 2011: Music can aid in studying or even meditation. It can either distract us or improve our focus depending on the type of music. You are not addicted to the music but to the habit. No one can be addicted to music. If you want to not listen to music, just avoid situations that involve you listening to music.
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        Dec 31 2011: Yeah, of course it can, but it probably includes no lyrics, no drums, no guitars, no electronic sounds, few people listen to this; and I think we are talking here about the music, which we do listen frequently.
        • Dec 31 2011: Music is music. It is not that complicated. Some are soft spoken and others are just plain loud. Either way, you can not be addicted to music and cannot suffer from ADD by listening to it. ADD is in genetic codes and it is classified as a developmental problem. The only known addicts to music are ones that suffer from the placebo effect. These addicts get high by thinking the music is making them get high when in fact, it does not. All in all, the action of listening to music is the only thing you can get addicted to, but it is the same thing as eating dinner at a specific time.
  • Dec 30 2011: Songs do not cause or even have an efficient correlation to the attention disorder, but before I continue, may you please explain your point.
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    Jan 3 2012: HI everyone, what i'm saying Don't listen to Songs not musics, in music cool tool to help us to memories and fast learning and prefect flow of music can make up superman! but (((((Songs))))) with lyrics that lyrics use the benefit of music to change our brain thinking, When you listen to the some songs can revive the retailed memories make cells in your brain from past state and that is wasting your brain cells. i'm just say be ware what you are listen to that is it, thanks all.
    • Jan 3 2012: You cannot waste brain cells from listening to songs. No matter how stupid the song is, it makes you think, so you are still benefiting. Of course, there are horrible songs with horrible messages, but the bottom line is that it still makes you think.
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    Jan 3 2012: OMG.

    Please close your eyes and listen

    We are all wired differently, and while some can focus more with music, others get distracted.

    But ADD is a diagnoses, and if we are going to talk about it I'd like to see evidence, data, research.

    Empirically, music is currently used for its brain benefits both as therapy in the health profession, and as a teaching supporting tool in classrooms everywhere. Music is widely associated with brain plasticity, it has been budded the Mozart effect.

    It is proven to increase thought flow, focus, spacial perception, abstract thinking, language development, concrete memory, overall ability to learn and retain, and of course, outcomes. Some of my best trainings have been on this.

    Fort starters, go to
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    Jan 1 2012: Music can be an incredible tool for both helping and hurting for a wide array of topics, subjects, actions, etc.

    However, music and the rise of social media outlets/devices/ ipads, etc have absolutely no correlation with development of ADD. It's a disorder affecting a broader than ever range of children due, as Zared says, to more efficient and effective ways of diagnosing it. Testing for it has become easier, teaching about it is better, psychiatrists and psychologists are learning more about it every day and doing more research/journal write-ups than ever before.

    I think, Bilal, that your original statement may not be about attention *deficit* disorder; perhaps you mean people don't pay as much attention to things when they have their earbuds in, head-banging to their new favorite band? Yeah, I'd be distracted if I were in a lecture hall and listening to music at the same time, but if I were painting and listening to my favorite artist, I might be inspired instead.

    Verble, with your statement, "I am coming to believe that symptoms that indicate ADD have actually increased along with the rise of social media devices and outlets.", I think you've come to a spurious conclusion, and with that I go back to Zared's point that it's a genetic disorder in which better awareness of the disease and better methods for testing and helping managing it in childhood. Just because those have both increased in the same few decades does not mean they are cause and effect with each other - I think instead it is better testing and awareness, and in a lot of cases it's been "over-diagnosed" because doctors here don't spend as much time with their patients and are quick to prescribe medications rather than explore other options.

    And yes, Bilal, please clarify your question if we haven't covered it?
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    Jan 1 2012: Hi everyone, trying one week not listen to songs "lyrics and random music" you will see different something happened to your mind make you wake up. and you will lose nothing right it's worth to try.
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    Dec 31 2011: If complex problems had such simple solutions, it would be obvious. This is yet another plug for a culture which you will only be able to make sense of if you get everyone to adhere to it. No thanks. I am truly truly sorry for you if you do not let music into your life, you are missing out. Even reggae is better than no music.
  • Dec 30 2011: Is there a way instead, to use music to focus instead of distract?
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      Dec 31 2011: Absolutely. It depends on your own preferences though. When I study, I find classical music (but no Operas at all!) really helps reinforce what I'm learning. When my husband writes, he finds that music which reflects his subject is more helpful.

      So it's something you must experiment with on your own, and find out how it helps you the most. But in order to do that, one way would be to start a project, then test yourself with different music types as you go along.
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    Dec 30 2011: I agree with Zared: there is little evidence that music contributes to ADD. In fact, I would propose the contrary to be true, that music directly affects mood, and that a moderated mood actually increases the ability to concentrate.

    Based solely on observations of contemporary American culture, I am coming to believe that symptoms that indicate ADD have actually increased along with the rise of social media devices and outlets. To be specific, my employees can't concentrate when they have to check their Facebook evey minute. Children cannot hold a polite conversation, or any conversation, when their fingers are constantly scrolls across the screens of their iPads.

    This has even affected me! I just veered wildly off topic while typing this on my iPad. I am evidence of my own point.

    But as Zared asked, yes, please can you clarify your original point, please?
    • Dec 30 2011: I do not mean to be jerk, but the increase of ADD cases are associated with more efficient tests to indicate ADD, not social media devices and outlets.
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        Dec 31 2011: Please forgive me, but perhaps I do not understand your question. Now you say that ADD is a result of more efficient tests for ADD, but your primary point was that if we stop listening to songs then we will reduce ADD. That implies that listening to music increases ADD.

        OK, then. I would say that I disagree. I think music actually increases concentration. Historically music has been a method of communication (songs were used to convey news). Music has also celebrated culture and history, and has been used as an ambassador of goodwill. Music has also been used in conjunction with medicine for healing the sick.

        So, in answer to your original question: I think that stopping listening to songs would be detrimental to mental health, and thus increase disorders such as ADD.
        • Dec 31 2011: Listening to music or not listening to music has no relation to ADD. ADD is a developmental, genetic disorder.