Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression

Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Various types of therapies have proven to be useful in alcohol and drug rehab programs, but music therapy is a tool that many individuals seeking treatment may not understand fully. Studies have shown that music therapy provides significant healing, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and it may end up being an important aspect of your own substance abuse treatment. What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy is very different from music in the form of entertainment. It is a clinical and evidence-based therapeutic practice that utilizes music to accomplish goals within an individual’s therapy program.1 Each client&rsquo...
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This study presents the results of a mixed- methods pilot study measuring the impact of music therapy song writing on bonding, depression, anxiety levels and mental wellbeing in mothers of preterm babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Colombia. The study included 15 mothers and their medically stable babies born between the 28th and 34th week of gestation. The quantitative data were collected with the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS), the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (SWEMWBS) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The qualitative data was collected with semi-structured i...
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(Reuters Health) - Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests.
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If you’ve struggled with depression, you’ve probably heard the statistics. Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide, and women are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed than men. It can be triggered by a major life event, or can arrive without warning. More than just “the blues,” it can take the joy out of everyday life, leaving you feeling empty and unmotivated.  For some people, psychotherapy or prescription medication can help alleviate the symptoms. But have you considered dancing? Dance is considered to be one of the earliest forms of human communication, and it&...
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Publication date: Available online 6 October 2016 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Brenton Haack, Michael J. Silverman While music therapy in the form of patient preferred live music (PPLM) can positively impact self-reported mood and pain for solid organ transplant patients, there is a lack of research examining how instrumental accompaniment within PPLM might affect these variables. The purpose of this randomized pilot study was to determine the effect of guitar accompaniment style within PPLM on mood and pain with hospitalized patients on a solid organ transplant unit. In this pre- and posttest single-sessio...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study arose from the growing number of women around the world subjected by their partner to domestic violence. These women suffer from issues of self-esteem, anxiety, identity crisis and high levels of depression, among other social and psychological symptoms. Some music therapists have demonstrated the effectiveness of music therapy techniques to improve the level of awareness of survivors, and to help with some of these symptoms. The author's aim is to share the results achieved after applying the multimodal approach to music therapy, to a sample of 17 women survivors of abuse: 7 Mexican and 10 Cuban, and to compare...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: MBCT significantly decreased depression severity and improved treatment response rates at 8 weeks but not remission rates. MBCT appears to be a viable adjunct in the management of TRD.Psychother Psychosom 2016;85:99-110
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This study arose from the growing number of women around the world subjected by their partner to domestic violence, who suffer from issues of self-esteem, anxiety, identity crisis and high levels of depression, among others. It is intended to reflect the fact that isolated interventions of some music therapists demonstrate the effectiveness of this discipline to improve their level of awareness and as a palliative measure for these symptoms. The author's aim is to share the results achieved after applying the multimodal approach to music therapy, as a more comprehensive strategic approach in this field, to a sample of 17 a...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study proposes music therapy as a novel approach in clinical psychiatry for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is one of the most common and incapacitating mental disorders. In this study, we present the results of a pilot intervention with patients under clinical control and receiving pharmacotherapy. Music therapy was used to decrease the symptomatology of this disorder following a structured protocol. The pilot study group consisted of seven patients with no comorbidities. The patients were characterized by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria and were diagn...
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CONCLUSION: Current research into music therapy and depression points to a significant and persistent reduction in patients' symptoms and to improvements in their quality of life. However, further research is needed with regard to the best methods of illustrating the effects of music therapy. PMID: 26552929 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
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