Not just viSNu sahasranāmam or vēdā: .
Chanting even simple prayer ślökān reduces/removes anxiety. The sounds, the images and ideas and even the reassuring phalaśŕti (eschewed by the enlightened) all these put one in a positive frame of mind and allay fears and anxieties. They help in the fight against depression.
I heard on T.V. that the next big epidemic is depression. Well, if that’s true, here is a happy remedy with zero side-effects.