Fight fear with tunes
Music therapy is a profession that's slowly growing, and can help people at any age.
Authors: Liao SJ, Tan MP, Chong MC, Chua YP Abstract BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of pharmacological treatment may be limited in older persons. Several studies using Tai Chi or music therapy separately confirmed positive effects in the reduction of depressive symptoms. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the possible synergistic effect of combined music and Tai Chi on depressive symptoms. METHODS: One hundred and seven older adults with mild to moderate depressive symptoms were recruited from Ya'an city. Fifty-five participants were cluster randomized to combined music and Tai Chi gr...
The objective of this exploratory study was to gain insight into the auditory perception of these patients and into opportunities of musical improvisation in the treatment of patients with complex PTSD. The study design combined a clinical and a psychoacoustic part. The clinical part investigated subjective comments on unpleasant sound perception in music therapy. In the psychoacoustic part, hearing thresholds and levels at most comfortable loudness (MCL) were measured using a standard audiometer. Evaluation of 24 group music therapy sessions revealed that the participants of this study communicated discomfort towards soun...
Research indicates that anxiety during pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of alterations in the mental health of the pregnant woman and of obstetric complications.
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Author(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare individual efficacy and additive effects of pain control interventions in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level-3 University affiliated neonatal intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: 200 neonates (26-36 weeks gestational age) requiring heel-stick for bedside glucose assessment. Exclusion criteria were neurologic impairment and critical illness precluding study interventions. INTERVENTION: Neonates were randomly assigned to Kangaroo mother care with Music therapy, Music therapy, Kangaroo Mother care or Control (no additional interventio...
This study points out the relation between anxiety and anxiety relevant cardiac arrhythmia.
This article provides a careful overview of music therapy history from prehistory to the present and a review of the latest applications of music therapy in cardiovascular diseases. PMID: 29394426 [PubMed - in process]
Music therapy is demonstrated to be effective to relieve the agitation among people with dementia, but the comparative effectiveness of methods of music engagement for people with dementia is uncertain.
In this study we measured whether live music therapy has beneficial effects in terms of less distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures.
Background: Individuals diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma may experience psychological and physical issues throughout the treatment process which can adversely affect outcomes. Music Therapy (MT) is a complementary treatment that may be implemented in tandem with conventional forms of treatment to address these issues. MT is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, sensory, and social issues. Recently, the MT profession has expanded in the medical model to address the needs of adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.