Music therapy versus treatment as usual for refugees diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

DiscussionThe effect of music therapy can be explained by theories on affect regulation and social engagement, and the impact of music on brain regions affected by PTSD. The study will shed light on the role of therapy for the attainment of a safe attachment style, which recently has been shown to be impaired in traumatized refugees. The inclusion of music and imagery in the treatment of traumatized refugees hopefully will inform the choice of treatment method and expand the possibilities for improving refugee health and integration.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov ID number NCT03574228, registered retrospectively on 28 June 2016.
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Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Borderline Personality Psychology PTSD Substance Abuse Trauma Treatment Source Type: blogs
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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