Virtual Developmental Music Therapy Class for NICU Infants Virtual Developmental Music Therapy Class for NICU Infants
Delivering in-person music therapy programs during the current COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge. Might a virtual program provide the same benefits?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Alternative cancer treatments
Alternative cancer treatments such as massage, yoga, music therapy, and meditation may not play a direct role in curing your cancer, but they may help you cope. Many signs and symptoms caused by cancer and cancer treatments, including anxiety, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, difficulty sleeping, and stress, may be eased by alternative treatments. Here [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The effect of music therapy on physiological parameters of patients with traumatic brain injury: a triple-blind randomized controlled clinical trial - Froutan R, Eghbali M, Hoseini SH, Mazloom SR, Yekaninejad MS, Boostani R.
This study aims to investigate the effect of music therapy integrated with family recollection on physiological parameters of patients with traumatic brain injury who are admitted to Intensive Care Units. METHODS: Sixty patients were selecte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Coping with Voices
Like a lot of people with schizophrenia, I hear voices. I fully understand that these voices are one of the symptoms of my schizoaffective brain disease. Usually I hear these voices when I am alone. I hear voices throughout the day, even when I am driving my car. The medication I am prescribed helps me to manage the voices, but the meds do not make the voices totally disappear. Some of the voices I hear are a running commentary of what I am doing at the moment such as: “He is at the computer,” or “He is walking.” If I am cooking then they might say, “He is cooking.” When I am cooking, th...
Source: Psych Central - July 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antipsychotics Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Coping Skills Delusions Hallucinations Music Therapy positive symptoms Psychosis Source Type: news

Benefits of a Comprehensive Evidence-Based NICU-MT Program Benefits of a Comprehensive Evidence-Based NICU-MT Program
Learn more about neonatal intensive care music therapy and find out about the therapeutic and neurodevelopmental benefits it provides.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

In a pandemic's dark days, these hospice workers found creative ways to bring light
In ordinary times, music therapy for Michael Russo's hospice patients revolves around glorified home concerts: the troubadour breaks out the guitar, plays Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" or "Crazy" by Willie Nelson and spreads life-affirming joy during a patient's final days. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by 'stimulating their brain'
In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated how music therapy improved the lives of stroke patients at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Boosts Stroke-Recovery Rates, Aids Memory
“Some people say that it’s like magic. ... I don’t think it’s like magic; it’s like music. ... –Music therapist Skylar Freeman ... “Wouldn’t it be great if for pain, music was the first prescriptio... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 2, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Horseback riding combined with cognitive exercises can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum
(Frontiers) A combination of therapeutic horseback riding and brain-building exercises can help children with neurodevelopmental disorders improve their motor skills, according to a new study. Combining lessons about horse anatomy, riding equipment, and the basics of riding with music therapy, eye tracking exercises and hand-eye coordination tasks shows the first evidence of both short and long-term benefits of using a combined program of horseback riding and brain training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatment for depression comorbid with dementia: A clinical review
Depression is a common comorbidity in dementia. Randomised controlled studies of antidepressants do not show a significant improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with comorbid dementia and are known to lead to an increase in side effects. However, there are relatively few studies of depression in dementia, and drawing firm conclusions about the use of antidepressants is limited by the amount of data available. Furthermore, it is unclear whether data can be extrapolated from similar populations (eg, those with late-life depression) to inform pharmacotherapy in this patient group. Given the lack of effectiveness and ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Cancer: Music Therapy Ups Well-Being, but Underused Kids With Cancer: Music Therapy Ups Well-Being, but Underused
For children with cancer, music therapy can build resilience and improve quality of life and outcomes. But in the US, experts warn that too few therapists could be putting the most vulnerable patients at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Music therapy relieves pain, improves quality of life of patients with terminal illness
(Natural News) Music is a universal language that everyone — regardless of culture or race — can understand. Musicians claim that it allows them to communicate with people in ways that the human language does not. And while music is often associated with mood-lifting benefits, it also possesses healing properties that extends to the physical body. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Music Therapy Could Help People With Dementia
A new study from University College London finds the human brain responds to a familiar song at super speed. Researchers say their finding could be used to help calm patients with dementia. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Study sheds light on the ability of music therapy to relieve stress
(Natural News) It’s a stress-ridden world. So stressful, that around 75 percent of American adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in a study by the American Psychological Association. To help deal with this pervasive issue, researchers from South Korea’s Sahmyook University suggest using music for reducing stress. The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, showed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital helps kids trick-or-treat
Three-year-old Harmon Jones strutted in his “Black Panther” costume as he prowled the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital hallways and main lobby for treats. After watching a special magic show and playing some tunes led by music therapists, he wanted some Halloween candy.“My favorite part is the lollipops!” Harmon said. “I like to share them with my mommy and daddy!”For Heather and Shaw Jones, Harmon ’s parents, holidays bring some sense of the normal and community. Last summer, Harmon was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in soft tissue — specifica...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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 3, 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)
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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