... young people who were exposed to the most music, compared to those who listened to music the least, were 8.3 times more likely to be depressed.
... “At this point, it is not clear whether depressed people begin to listen to more music to escape, or whether listening to large amounts of music can lead to depression, or both. Either way, these findings may help clinicians and parents recognize links between media and depression,” Primack said.
“It also is important that reading was associated with less likelihood of depression. This is worth emphasizing because overall in the U.S., reading books is decreasing, while nearly all other forms of media use are increasing.”
- Teens More Into Music Than Reading More Likely To Be Depressed, a PsychCentral.com article