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 12, 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 9, 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

Music Therapy Does Not Appear to Improve Autism Symptoms in Young Children (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Music therapy seems no better than standard care alone in improving autism symptoms, according to an international trial in JAMA.Over … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism
(Reuters Health) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, according to results from a large international clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism
Ethan Jones thinks he was playing the piano. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of community-based group music therapy for children exposed to ongoing child maltreatment and poverty in South Korea: a block randomized controlled trial - Kim J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Community-Based Group Music Therapy on internalizing behavioral problems in children who were exposed to ongoing child maltreatment and poverty in South Korea. It was a block randomized controlled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders.
Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. Within the area of serious mental disorders, the aim of the therapy is to help people improve their emotional and relational competencies, and address issues they may not be able to using words alone. To review the effects of music therapy, or music therapy added to standard care, compared with placebo therapy, standard care or no treatment for people with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horse Riding, Music Therapy Benefit Late-Stage Stroke Horse Riding, Music Therapy Benefit Late-Stage Stroke
Rehabilitation programs that involve a multisensory intervention improved gait, balance, strength, and cognition in late-stage stroke survivors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia
A new Cochrane Review shows that music therapy benefits global state, mental state, social function, and quality of life in the short to medium term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term stroke survivors believe they do better with horse, music therapy
(Reuters Health) - A small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can help them feel like they're recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Music therapy for people with substance use disorders
The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of music therapy, as a primary or a supportive intervention, compared to standard care, wait-list control or no treatment, for people with substance use disorders, to reduce substance use,the severity of substance dependence/abuse, psychological symptoms, and substance cravin g; to enhance motivation for change/treatment; and for retention in treatment. To assess the impact of the number of music therapy sessions on study outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biodex Releases NEW Gait Trainer 3: First Ever Gait Training Treadmill...
Merge of music therapy and biomedical technology takes a groundbreaking step for neurological rehab(PRWeb May 19, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14347180.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Dementia Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Dementia
New review shows that participating in group or individual music therapy sessions reduces depressive symptoms but not aggression or agitation in patients with dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music therapy for women survivors of intimate partner violence: an intercultural experience from a feminist perspective - Juan TF.
This study arose from the growing number of women around the world subjected by their partner to domestic violence. These women suffer from issues of self-esteem, anxiety, identity crisis and high levels of depression, among other social and psychological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Queen are Britain's top choice for tackling mental health
Queen ’s We Will Rock You is the song most used in music therapy in the UK, followed by Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, Amazing Grace by Elvis Presley, and Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music May Soothe the'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort. Medication is commonly used to manage pain for people who've had surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

When Advice Crosses the Line
During the process of my son’s recovery from his eating disorder I have received advice from many places. More often than not this advice was helpful and appreciated. Many people have shared with me their tips and creative strategies for managing eating disorders in their homes and many of them I utilized in our own home. There was, of course, that “advice” from friends or family members that was really not very helpful at all. That generally wasn’t advice though. That was usually a very ill-informed statement or comment that would sometimes make me wonder whether it was intended to be helpful at al...
Source: Psych Central - April 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christina Leigh Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Eating Disorders Family Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment dietary needs Family therapy Grief Healthcare Providers Malnutrition Support Group Support Groups unsolicited advice Source Type: news

Music Training May Facilitate Memory Function in Alzheimer ’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has long been considered a detrimental form of dementia. With over 35 million individuals globally living with dementia and this number predicted to triple in the next thirty years (World Health Organization, 2012); it is now vital that effective pharmacological treatments help modify the disease and improve individual’s quality of life — as current pharmacological treatments have only been effective in relation to relieving the severity of symptoms. As a result researchers have looked to investigate whether other non-pharmacological treatments can supplement pharmacological treat...
Source: Psych Central - January 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joe Husbands Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Caregivers Disabilities Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease Cognition Dementia Music Therapy Source Type: news

Study to examine if music-based play helps young cancer patients and their parents
(Indiana University) An Indiana University School of Nursing researcher has been awarded $1.4 million to determine if a music therapy intervention can be used to manage acute distress in young cancer patients ages 3 to 8 and their parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Music therapy helps reduce depression and increases self-esteem
(NaturalNews) Everyone can attest to the uplifting effect that a good tune can have on one's mood. Whether it's a familiar song that always brings to mind a happy time in the past, or a classical piece that leaves you feeling inexplicably cheerful, music can have a powerful effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music therapy reduces depression in young people, study finds
THE largest ever study of music therapy's effect on children with depression has found significant benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news