Music Therapy May Reduce Depression In Children
Study reveals that music therapy may help to reduce depression in children and adolescents who are suffering with behavioral and emotional problems.
Based on research on young persons and children it is found that who received music therapy had significantly improved self-esteem and significantly reduced depression compared with those who received treatment without music therapy.
The study published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry also found that young people aged 13 and over who received music therapy had improved communicative and interactive skills, compared to those who received usual care options alone. Music therapy also improved social functioning over time in all age groups.
For the study, the children were divided into two groups – some underwent the usual care options, while others were assigned to music therapy in addition to usual care. All were being treated for emotional, developmental or behavioral problems.
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