Active music therapy increases brain activation

(Natural News) A Japanese study evaluated the effect of active and passive participation in music therapy on the frontal lobe of the brain. In addition to demonstrating the relaxing effect of calm music, it determined that active music therapy appeared to trigger activity in the brain more often than merely listening to the music. Tokai University provided support for this...
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Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Michele BiasuttiAbstractSeveral questionnaires were designed to accomplish specific research objectives in music therapy research without always reporting the psychometric properties of these questionnaires. A lack of valid and reliable instruments to self-assess music therapy practice emerged. In the current paper is reported the development and validation of the Music Therapy Practice Scale (MTPS) a quantitative 15-item scale for self-assessing music therapy practice. A total of 247 participants completed MTPS. The validity and re...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
In conclusion, both silent conditions in nature fostered relaxation. These study conditions combining silence, nature, and DRMT/HMT proved to be effective as a group music therapy method and should be further explored.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: MT may improve physical function, depressive mood, and quality of life in frail elderly individuals.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2019;9:87 –99
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Erhan Gokçek, Ayhan KayduAbstractIntroductionMusic has been used for several years as a relaxation method to reduce stress and anxiety. It is a painless, safe, inexpensive and practical nonpharmacologic therapeutic modality, widely used all over the world.ObjectivesWe aimed to evaluate the effect of music therapy on intraoperative awareness, patient satisfaction, awakening pain and waking quality in patients undergoing elective septorhinoplasty under general anesthesia.MethodsThis randomized, controlled, prospec...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Authors: Zhukov K Abstract Music performance anxiety (MPA) is a complex area with many individual factors contributing to the level of anxiety experienced by musicians during live performances. This paper provides an overview of research literature on performance anxiety, intended for music teachers, students, and professional musicians, to highlight strategies that have been suggested to manage the accompanying physical and cognitive symptoms. Treatment of MPA includes mindfulness-based approaches, physiological/physically-based therapies, cognitive/behavioural therapies, prescribed medication, music therapy, and ...
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
Purpose of review Behavioral intervention describes multiple modalities of treatments which are of increasing interest in epilepsy. This review addresses recent behavioral clinical trials in epilepsy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and self-management. Results and conclusions from updated Cochrane reviews and the recent International League Against Epilepsy Psychology task force are presented. Recent findings Two recent large randomized controlled trials (mindfulness and progressive muscle relaxation) reported improved seizure frequency with behavioral tr...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: SEIZURE DISORDERS: Edited by Philippe Ryvlin Source Type: research
The use of music performance in music therapy with military service members is discussed as a vehicle for social transformation and reintegration. The use of performance in music therapy is not without controversy primarily because therapy is considered a ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
What benefits might a music-based intervention offer to critical care patients?American Journal of Critical Care
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract The purpose of this cluster-randomized pilot effectiveness study was to compare two different group-based educational music therapy interventions with a control condition as measured by the stage model of recovery in adults on an acute care mental health unit. Participants (N = 69) were cluster-randomized to one of three single-session conditions: educational lyric analysis (ELA), educational songwriting (ESW), or control. ELA and ESW conditions targeted motivations for and factors contributing to recovery. Results indicated no significant between-group difference. However, ELA and ESW condi...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: This study demonstrates the challenges in recruitment and retention of participants invited to participate in a music therapy study. Findings suggest this identity-focused therapeutic songwriting protocols may be more beneficial for people who have transitioned from in-patient to community-contexts given the greater proportion of participants who consent and complete the intervention. Preliminary effects in favour of the intervention group were detected in a range of well-being measures suggesting that a larger study is warranted. PMID: 30791702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
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