Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Youths with depression may benefit from music therapy

Children with depression who received the Alvin model of free improvisation music therapy had significantly better self-esteem and reduced depression than those who received usual care, according to a study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The findings, based on 2011 to 2014 data involving youths ages 8 to 16 being treated for emotional or behavioral problems, also showed improved interactive and communicative skills among those ages 13 and older who received the music therapy and better social functioning among all age groups who had the therapy.

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