Parallels and Divergence Between Neuroscience and Humanism: Considerations for the Music Therapist | Music Therapy Perspectives
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Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - June 16, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Music and heart health
What’s your “cheer up” song? That question popped up on a recent text thread among a few of my longtime friends. It spurred a list of songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when we were in high school and college. But did you know that music may actually help boost your health as well as your mood? Music engages not only your auditory system but many other parts of your brain as well, including areas responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, and emotion. “There is no other stimulus on earth that simultaneously engages our brains as widely as music does,” says Brian Harris,...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Corliss Tags: Health Heart Health Source Type: blogs

Music Offers Many Cognitive, Emotional and Physical Benefits to Young and Old
“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” — Macklemore Much research over the years has centered on the potential, perceived and realized benefits of music. In fact, the area of study has blossomed, growing from the preliminary findings of earlier studies to recent ones that built upon them. What’s exciting is the widespread and diverse benefits that music offers to everyone, young, old and in-between. Musical training gives babies’ brains a boost. Even before babies can walk or talk, they can benef...
Source: World of Psychology - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Brain and Behavior Creativity Happiness Health-related Motivation and Inspiration Research Self-Esteem Stress Coping Emotional Support Music Therapy musical therapy Source Type: blogs

Soothe Your Stress Away with Music
If you regularly turn to music intuitively to relieve stress, you certainly aren’t alone. You can definitely tap into the power of music to bring healing to yourself. Read along to discover the hidden psychological benefits of music that will make you feel better in times of stress. If you are not a music lover, the treasure trove of hidden benefits below just might convert you to begin singing a new tune as your go-to stress reliever. Music can help relieve stress. In one 2013 study, participants took part in one of three conditions before being exposed to a stressor, and subsequently took a psychosocial stress t...
Source: World of Psychology - February 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Creativity Memory and Perception Research Self-Help Stress Music Self Care stress management stress reduction Source Type: blogs

Music Therapy Can Increase Quality of Life for Those in Hospice
Hospice organizations are keenly aware of the soothing power of music. Sometimes the music may be used casually, by the facility or the family, knowing that this is a type of music that the person who is in the dying process had always enjoyed. Increasingly, though, employing trained music therapists has been favored. This type of therapy seems especially helpful with those who are dying from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Perhaps this is because, in the final stage of dementia, people have usually moved beyond the point where conversation is possible. Read full article on HealthCentral about how music t...
Source: Minding Our Elders - February 21, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

5 Ways Taking a Dance Class Can Fight Depression
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&...
Source: World of Psychology - March 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Abigail Keyes, MA Tags: Brain and Behavior Creativity Happiness Health-related Self-Help Aerobic Exercise Aerobics dance dancing Depression Major Depressive Disorder Weight Training Source Type: blogs

Concetta Tomaino and the Healing Power of Music
Congratulations to Disruptive Women in Health Care Dr. Concetta Tomaino who continues to show us the power of music to heal. The following post by Deborah Harkins first appeared in Women’s Voices for Change on July 11, 2016. Concetta Tomaino with her late colleague Dr. Oliver Sacks, to whom Dustin Hoffman presented the Music Has Power award in 2006. Music! We know it can stimulate, excite, soothe, transport . . . . indeed, it sometimes sparks emotion so pleasurable that it actually sends chills down the spine. (Like sex, cocaine other abused drugs, and food, music triggers the area of the brain that release...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Obama’s Lousy Suboxone Offer
I was reading more about Obama’s executive order over at Dr. Burson’s blog.  I guess she is a ‘competitor’ in the blogging world, but I have to admit that her blog has a lot more detail about the issue than I do.  If you haven’t been there yet, check it out.  Keep coming back here too of course! She wrote recently about the rules that would be required by the Feds, in order for them t o allow us the ‘right’ to treat people with buprenorphine.   I wrote to Dr. Burson after reading her post that she is providing the facts, and I can’t help but provide t...
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - May 15, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Junig MD PhD Tags: Addiction Buprenorphine Public policy Suboxone treatment heroin addiction obama suboxone treatment Suboxone treatment cap TREAT Act Source Type: blogs

Obama ’s Lousy Suboxone Offer
I was reading more about Obama’s executive order over at Dr. Burson’s blog.  I guess she is a ‘competitor’ in the blogging world, but I have to admit that her blog has a lot more detail about the issue than I do.  If you haven’t been there yet, check it out.  Keep coming back here too of course! She wrote recently about the rules that would be required by the Feds, in order for them t o allow us the ‘right’ to treat people with buprenorphine.   I wrote to Dr. Burson after reading her post that she is providing the facts, and I can’t help but provide t...
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - May 15, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Junig MD PhD Tags: Addiction Buprenorphine Public policy Suboxone treatment heroin addiction obama suboxone treatment Suboxone treatment cap TREAT Act Source Type: blogs

Institute for Music and Neurologic Function’s 2015 Summer Institute
Each One Counts Foundation Sponsors Institute for Music and Neurologic Function’s 2015 Summer Institute Workshop to Explore Therapeutic Applications of Music in Pediatric Pain Management Bronx, New York – The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, a member of CenterLight Health System, will offer a two-day workshop to enhance and increase the therapeutic applications of music in pediatric pain management. Presented July 13 -14, the symposium is made possible by a generous, $10,000 grant by Each One Counts Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing complementary pain management therapies for childr...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Advocacy Children Chronic Conditions Source Type: blogs

Assembly Manual for Autism Articles
I haven't seen one of these for a while- a newspaper article on a parent's view of autism that adheres rigorously to the the template I wrote in 2008. Today offering is titled Autism and ABA: 'My beautiful, fun little boy was slipping away from me'. In this we learn how wealthy, beautiful and accomplished Tanja Gullestrup uses tough-love therapy to "stop her losing [her three year old son] to this isolating condition".So here's Step 1-4 of the Autism Article TM Template (Step 5 is optional and refers to vaccination-bashing autism articles) :1: Baby is born2: Everyone rejoices3: Baby grows4: Mum realises baby...
Source: The Voyage - March 1, 2015 Category: Child Development Tags: aba autism autism in the media Source Type: blogs

Music as Medicine
The following post is written by Lisa Suennen one of our 2015 Women to Watch. It originally ran on her blog Venture Valkyrie. It happens every time. I hear “Bad to the Bone” on the radio and suddenly all is right with the world. I love music and I have learned that if I choose the correct genre and tempo  I can improve a depressed state or calm a hyper one. I have song lists on my iPod called Cranky and Stressed, F the World, and Happiness, all designed around my various moods. Music can have a profound affect on my state of mind. I think this is true for most people, actually. The therapeutic value of mus...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Consumer Health Care Innovation Technology Source Type: blogs

"I Don't Know My Body" Patient Creates Havoc In Local ER.
Fort Collins, CO --  Doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital were on edge yesterday after 27 year-old teenager Jenny Franklin ran straight through ER triage repeatedly yelling "I don't know my body!" as her mother smother, with two suitcases in tow, hovered over her every word. "In my 27 years of nursing, I've never had an anxious young female  tell me they didn't know their body.  Quite frankly, I was scared for her," said Janice Jurgensen, the ER nurse assigned to stabilize Jenny and her mother as payback for calling in sick three Friday nights in a row.  "We've had drills t...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - November 3, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs

#ePharma 2014 Highlights: Main Conference Day 2
ePharma's Co-Chairman, Pete Dannenfelser, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, kicked off our opening remarks for the final day of ePharma 2014. Dannenfelser emphasized that it's not digital we're talking about, it's changing business. We need to be innovators AND leaders, not one or the other. It took us ten years to become comfortable with video, so what's next? Wearables. He also discussed the idea of telemedicine and technology, EMR's are going to happen. Technology and healthcare are merging, we have to evolve with it, go change, do stuff differently.Shortly after opening remarks, Otis Anderson, Super Bowl XXV Most Valuable Playe...
Source: ePharma Summit - February 13, 2014 Category: Medical Marketing and PR Tags: 2014 ePharma Summit Changing healthcare models digital healthcare Digital Marketing for Pharma EMRs Wearables Source Type: blogs

Can Music Tame Your Inner Beast? Music Therapy for Mental Health
Music can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings and behavior and has been shown to assist with managing stress, expressing emotion and improving communication. Music therapy — the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals — helps people with understanding and developing self-identity, promoting quality of life and maintaining well-being. So how does music therapy work to help someone with their mental health concerns? Music therapy can be used with children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs as well as seniors af...
Source: World of Psychology - June 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Saakshi Arora Tags: Creativity Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Adults With Developmental Disabilities Being Music Creating Music Health Music Improving Communication Improvisation Inner Bea Source Type: blogs

Musical emotion detector
Music recommendation systems have been around for a while, last.fm, Pandora, Spotify, Peter Gabriel’s “The Filter” and more recently they have been extended into the social domain, just like it was in the days before mp3s and Napster when we used to make mix tapes for each other and recommend bands. But, one thing that all of the various systems have in common is that the software doesn’t understand the emotion inherent in the songs (other than in general genre terms). Now, informatics expert Angelina Tzacheva and her colleagues at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, hope to remed...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - January 9, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science detector emotion musical Source Type: blogs

Alternative vs. Integrative Medicine
Once upon a time individuals facing cancer felt they had to choose between one of two options- surgery and chemotherapy or alternative treatment.  But a new breed of medicine is emerging, one that bridges the gap between the two worlds and offers the best of each.  It’s called integrative medicine and world renowned medical centers such as Harvard and Stanford are pioneering training programs for the physician of the future.      A Brief History   “Alternative medicine” was probably the first ‘other medicine’ term to gain popularity in the US and refers to treatm...
Source: Dr. Donna, MedicineWoman - February 1, 2009 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Dr. Donna Tags: Cancer Integrative medicine Personal Health Source Type: blogs