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Music therapy for depression: it seems to work, but how?

Evidence is beginning to emerge that music therapy can improve the mental health of people with depression. We examine possible mechanisms of action of this complex intervention and suggest that music therapy partly is effective because active music-making…

Music and Movement Therapies for Autism

A review of “music and movement” therapies for children with autism: embodied interventions for multisystem development….

Dance and Movement Program Improves Quality‐of‐Life Measures in Breast Cancer Survivors

A pilot research study was conducted at 2 cancer centers in Connecticut to determine the effect of a dance and movement program on quality of life and shoulder function in breast cancer survivors treated within the prior 5 years. Thirty-five women completed the trial…

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum….

Effects of postnatal depression on infant development

There is good evidence that parental psychiatric disorder has a deleterious effect on child development. Rutter has outlined a number of possible reasons…

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