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Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia

A new Cochrane Review shows that music therapy benefits global state, mental state, social function, and quality of life in the short to medium term.Medscape Medical News
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Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. Within the area of serious mental disorders, the aim of the therapy is to help people improve their emotional and relational competencies, and address issues they may not be able to using words alone. To review the effects of music therapy, or music therapy added to standard care, compared with placebo therapy, standard care or no treatment for people with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate- to low-quality evidence suggests that music therapy as an addition to standard care improves the global state, mental state (including negative and general symptoms), social functioning, and quality of life of people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like disorders. However, effects were inconsistent across studies and depended on the number of music therapy sessions as well as the quality of the music therapy provided. Further research should especially address the long-term effects of music therapy, dose-response relationships, as well as the relevance of outcome measures in relation to music the...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 52 Author(s): Maria Gavrielidou, Helen Odell-Miller A range of studies have reported that pivotal moments can occur in music therapy sessions. Four questions formed the basis for studying the pivotal moments in music therapy: 1.What are the main characteristics of pivotal moments? 2.Are there any specific aspects that help pivotal moments to emerge? 3. How do pivotal moments affect the patient’s process in therapy and life in general? 4. What is the importance of pivotal moments for the music therapist? The study was approached through completi...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Condition:   Schizophrenia Interventions:   Other: Music therapy;   Other: Music Listening Sponsors:   Inge Nygaard Pedersen;   Aalborg University Recruiting - verified October 2016
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Chung J, Woods-Giscombe C Abstract The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the influence of dosage, type (active, receptive, or combined), and format (individual or group) of music therapy for individuals with schizophrenia. With the terms "music*" and "schizophreni*," six research databases were searched: CINAHL, EMBASE, Music Index, PsycInfo, Pubmed, and RILM. The search was limited to studies written in English, peer-reviewed, and published between 1991 and 2015. Seventeen articles met the stated criteria. Dosage of music therapy ranged from 20 to 9,720 minutes. Thre...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to identify the effects of relaxation exercises and music therapy on the psychological symptoms and depression levels of patients with chronic schizophrenia.
Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Music therapy (MT) has been used as adjunct therapy for schizophrenia for decades. However, its role is still inconclusive. A recent meta-analysis demonstrated that MT for schizophrenic patients only significa...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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