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Music's healing potential

Music therapy is a profession that's slowly growing, and can help people at any age.
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PMID: 29657942 [PubMed]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research
Authors: Stamenkovic DM, Rancic NK, Latas MB, Neskovic V, Rondovic GM, Wu JD, Cattano D Abstract Preoperative anxiety can influence the intensity of postoperative pain and anesthesia and analgesia requirement. In certain types of surgery, anxiety may even increase postoperative morbidity and mortality. The goal of this narrative review is to remind anesthesiologists that anxiety measurement using specific tools can be done in clinical practice, to present the implications of preoperative anxiety on postoperative patient recovery, and to acknowledge the importance of a dedicated anesthesia plan in the management of ...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Depression is a highly prevalent mood disorder that is characterised by persistent low mood, diminished interest, and loss of pleasure. Music therapy may be helpful in modulating moods and emotions. An update of the 2008 Cochrane review was needed to improve knowledge on effects of music therapy for depression. 1. To assess effects of music therapy for depression in people of any age compared with treatment as usual (TAU) and psychological, pharmacological, and/or other therapies. 2. To compare effects of different forms of music therapy for people of any age with a diagnosis of depression.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Preliminary studies have indicated that music therapy may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To examine the effects of improvisational music therapy (IMT) on social affect and responsiveness of children with ASD. International, multicentre, three-arm, single-masked randomised controlled trial, including a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded centre that recruited in Londo n and the east of England. Randomisation was via a remote service using permuted blocks, stratified by study site.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: More studies with a larger number of participants are needed as well as a consensus on key characteristics of effective short-term and long-term music interventions for DOC. PMID: 29565697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2018 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Steven Lyons, Vicky Karkou, Brenda Roe, Bonnie Meekums, Michael Richards In England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for supporting people with dementia recommend the therapeutic use of dancing and/or music as a treatment for non-cognitive symptoms, but make no direct reference to dance movement therapy or music therapy. Also, previous Cochrane Reviews in these areas have been criticized for being limited to randomized controlled trials focusing on outcomes. In order to maximize findings and...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Collaborative workshop– the Sound Health initiative– convened by the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts– focused on the use of music therapy in health settings.
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Conclusions Results of this study suggest that KT suppresses morphine-seeking behavior via GABA receptor pathway. In addition, KT showed to have anxiolytic effects, suggesting it has bi-directional effects on morphine.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in Music Therapy Perspectives examines the importance of music therapy in military healthcare. There has been an increase in music therapy to treat combat-related injuries in recent years. With this growth in the use of the therapy, the researchers involved believe it's important for practitioners to publish more program evaluations and patient outcomes data.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion Author(s): LIN Fa-cai By adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curative e...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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