Scientists: Music therapy induces relaxation, can be used for stress intervention
(Natural News) Researchers from Sahmyook University in South Korea studied the effects of music therapy on stress by monitoring study participants’ cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems, among others. The study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Stress results from a person’s abilities being tested or a person being placed under duress. It occurs when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality, Music, and Pain Management Virtual Reality, Music, and Pain Management
Might a combined strategy of a virtual reality environment along with music therapy be an effective approach to pain management?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH awards $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience
Research builds on the Sound Health Initiative, an NIH-Kennedy Center partnership in association with the National Endowment for the Arts. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Music therapy improves psychological well-being, quality of life of terminally ill patients
(Natural News) Researchers from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea investigated the positive effects of music therapy, especially in relieving pain and improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients. The results of their study were published in the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Patients with a terminal illness who are receiving hospice care tend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is It Really Like to Stay at a Psychiatric Hospital?
Most of us have very specific, vivid ideas about what staying in a psychiatric hospital looks like. These ideas have likely been shaped by Hollywood or sensationalist news stories. Because how often do we hear about someone’s real-life stay at a psychiatric facility? If going to therapy is rarely talked about, the conversations surrounding psychiatric hospitals are virtually non-existent. So we tend to imagine wild, worst-case scenarios. To provide a more accurate picture, we asked several individuals who’ve been hospitalized to share what it was like for them. Of course, every person’s experience is diff...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Stress Suicide Treatment Bipolar Disorder hope Hospitalization Inspiration Manic Episodes Psychiatric Hospital suicidal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does music therapy work? Brain study sheds light
A study that may mark ‘a milestone' in music therapy research finds that therapists’ brains synchronize with their clients' during sessions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Fighting the Loneliness
I haven’t always had to fight loneliness and isolation. When I was younger I loved going out to listen to live music. Dancing was a fun way for me to interact with others. I enjoyed being social and was always looking for a place to meet friends at a bar or show. All of that has changed since my diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.  Fighting loneliness has become part of my new normal. Isolating myself because of my mental illness can easily lead to loneliness and depression in my life now. One Saturday evening a few years ago I decided to count how many beers I had consumed in a 24 hour period. I counted 19. ...
Source: Psych Central - August 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antidepressants Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Combat Veteran Loneliness Mood Disorder Music Therapy Psychosis Seasonal Affective Disorder Social Isolation Suicidal Source Type: news

Brains work in sync during music therapy -- study
(Anglia Ruskin University) For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia Quality standard [QS184]
People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing. The recommendation comes in NICE's updated quality standard on dementia published 28 June 2019. It says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about their life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths with a healthcare professional. This can help the person living with dementia to choose activities to promote wellbeing that suit their p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New podcast explores how dementia patients experience music
(Taylor& Francis Group) The first episode of new podcast series, How Researchers Changed the World, delves deeper into the importance of music therapy for people with dementia, telling the story behind Dr. Orii McDermott's ground-breaking research on this subject. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Songwriting May Hit the Right Therapeutic Note in PTSD Songwriting May Hit the Right Therapeutic Note in PTSD
A novel songwriting program takes music therapy from passive to active engagement — with significant therapeutic potential in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bridging the clinic to community: music performance as social transformation for military service members - Vaudreuil R, Bronson H, Bradt J.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of a Music Therapy Intervention on ICU Patients Impact of a Music Therapy Intervention on ICU Patients
What benefits might a music-based intervention offer to critical care patients?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Music therapy program at UCLA aims to help premature infants develop feeding skills
It ’s a Friday morning in January when Jana Gallus, 32, and Gregor Martynus, 35, peek their heads over their triplets’ set of bassinets in their Westwood apartment. Six-month-olds Ada, Kian and Nico are just waking up, kicking with excitement and beaming from ear to ear.It ’s a daily moment that Gallus and Martynus say doesn’t get old. The triplets have come a long way since July, when they were born early, at 31 weeks, with weights ranging from 2.5 to 4 pounds. For 52 days, the trio were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.As the UCLA tea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Listening to lively music does wonders for your brain
(Natural News) There is a scientific reason as to why standing up and clapping along in singalongs makes you feel good. A new Japanese study reported that actively participating in music therapy sessions could improve its considerable effects on the activity levels of the brain. Music is good for the body as well as the mind and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Helps Kids With Autism Connect to Others
FRIDAY, Nov. 23, 2018 -- When a child with autism can play the piano or sing a song, their brains may benefit, new research suggests. Music therapy increased connectivity in key brain networks, according to the researchers. Not only that, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Musicians, magic and more make Halloween a treat for kids at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
 Halloween didn ’t skip a beat atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, where patients, family and staff celebrated the holiday during the hospital ’s annual parade.Kids in costume giggled their way through the hospital halls, trick-or-treated at candy stations, watched a magician performing magic tricks, and snapped pictures with the Laker Girls. A variety of departments across UCLA Health pitched in to assemble the candy stations.Spirit Halloween donated costumes to pediatric patients, like 9-year-old Austin, whose costume came together just in the nick of time.Weeks ago, Austin decided to dress up as a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

"Being a bully isn't very cool …": Rap & Sing Music Therapy for enhanced emotional self-regulation in an adolescent school setting - a randomized controlled trial - Uhlig S, Jansen E, Scherder E.
This study investigated Rap& Sing Music Therapy in a school-based pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The healing potential of music therapy in pain relief in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer patients suffer from physical pain, emotional pain, and even social suffering. In order to improve the lives of cancer patients, some undergo music therapy. Research has shown that music therapy has the potential to relieve pain in cancer patients. A study review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews confirmed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life in Dementia Music Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life in Dementia
This study suggests benefits in mood and quality of life but not cognition, agitation, or aggression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy
(Reuters Health) - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burn patients feel less pain when they undergo music therapy
(Natural News) Burn injuries are among the most severe traumas that can be experienced, which makes it difficult to treat burn patients. Music therapy has been known to help in pain management. In a study review published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers evaluated the effect of music intervention in the recovery of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS GP: Doctors should prescribe music therapy and acupuncture
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Marshall-Andrews, who runs a pioneering surgery in Brighton, believes the decision would boost the mental health of thousands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds music therapy brings effective pain relief for sickle cell patients
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) In a randomized controlled trial, patients with sickle cell disease were assigned to one of three 20-minute conditions: a session with a music therapist, an iPod to listen to pre-selected music themselves, or no music at all. While passively listening to music improved mood, music therapy had a significantly stronger impact on aiding in pain management for patients actively engaged with a music therapist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How music helps rehab patients learn how to move again
Research has revealed that music therapy can improve motor skills in patients with neurological disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Music therapy might help ease the anxiety and agitation that plagues many Alzheimer's patients, researchers suggest. " People with dementia are confronted by a world that is unfamiliar to them, which causes disorientation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You Asked: Is Listening to Music Good For Your Health?
If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music. Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It can also improve blood flow in ways similar to statins, lower your levels of stress-related hormones like cortisol and ease pain. Listening to music before an operation can even improve post-surgery outcomes. How can music do so much good? Music seems to “selectively activate” neurochemical systems and brain structures associated with positive mood, emotion regulation, attention and memory in ways that promote beneficial changes, says Kim Innes, a professor ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Music therapy for depression.
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 Ser...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International multicentre randomised controlled trial of improvisational music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder: TIME-A study.
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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music and the Brain: Report on an NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop
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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Music therapy aids healing of military personnel
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Therapy dogs promote healing in the ICU through emotional well-being – proving effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical treatments
(Natural News) Experts from the the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation and ICU centers are calling for more nonpharmacological interventions in treating critically ill patients. They stress that previous thinking that “the right medication will improve a patient’s psychological status” is no longer valid and that interventions such as music therapy and relaxation training are far better... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community outreach finalist: Personal Counseling Service Inc.
Personal Counseling Service Inc. offers a combination of services in the Kentuckiana area, including pastoral counseling, family counseling and music therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

How music therapy helped a woman heal
Some say music has the power to heal. That's the idea behind "music therapy". See how it helped a teen deal with the death of her father seven years ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapy
Music can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds reportThe symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report.The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and reduce symptoms such as anxiety, agitation and aggression.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Dementia Mental health Social care Health policy Society Politics Public services policy UK news Source Type: news

Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note
Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a patient ’ s quality of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHARON OTTERMAN Tags: Music Hospice Care Alzheimer's Disease Death and Dying Elder Care Nursing Homes Hebrew Home at Riverdale Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care American Music Therapy Association Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression
Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Music therapy may help ease depression
(Reuters Health) - Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozart's music in children with drug-refractory epileptic encephalopathies: comparison of two protocols - Coppola G, Operto FF, Caprio F, Ferraioli G, Pisano S, Viggiano A, Verrotti A.
In this prospective, randomized, open label study, we compared the effect on seizure recurrence and quality-of-life parameters, of two different protocols of music therapy in children and adolescents with refractory epileptic encephalopathies. Nine out of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Does improvisational music therapy offer long-term benefit in terms of social affect in children with ASD?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Ukulele Kids Club Brings Healing Powers of Music to a Red Cross Shelter
Story and photos by Chris Genin, American Red Cross volunteer Shelter residents and volunteers gathered to the sound of a live band, featuring the ukulele, playing at the Greenspoint Mall ... The... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster children in shelters Hurricane Harvey music therapy teaching music to children ukulele Ukulele Kids Club Source Type: news

Hospital uses music therapy to help cancer patients
Doctors say music helps cancer patients stay positive and relaxed before and during treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baycrest launches study combining music and brain stimulation to improve memory
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with mild cognitive impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes
Review the complex relationship between music and epilepsy, from the promise of music therapy, to musicogenic epilepsy and potential effects of antiepileptics and epilepsy surgery on music perception.Practical Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Reduction in Autism Symptoms With Music Therapy No Reduction in Autism Symptoms With Music Therapy
Although a new randomized trial showed that improvisational music therapy did not reduce social affect in children with autism spectrum disorder, the intervention may work in some, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, an international clinical trial suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Music therapy for autism doesn't improve symptoms
A study conducted at the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Norway, found music therapy plus standard care didn't improve symptoms any more than standard care alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Didn't Music Therapy Help Autistic Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- Maybe the researchers failed, not the therapy (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news