Music Therapy

Publication Title: 
Pediatric Emergency Care

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of music alone, aromatherapy alone, and music in addition to aromatherapy on anxiety levels of adults accompanying children to a pediatricemergency department waiting area. METHODS: The study was conducted over 28 consecutive days, assigned to 1 of 4 groups: no intervention, music, aromatherapy, and both music and aromatherapy.

Author(s): 
Holm, Lydia
Fitzmaurice, Laura
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association

A systematic review of evidence for the efficacy of environment-based interventions on the affect, behavior, and performance of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was conducted as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association's Evidence-Based Literature Review Project. Thirty-three reports met inclusion criteria. Results suggest that ambient music, aromatherapy, and Snoezelen are modestly effective in reducingagitation but do not consistently have long-term effects.

Author(s): 
Padilla, Ren�
Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science

BACKGROUND: Agitation in dementia is common, persistent and distressing and can lead to care breakdown. Medication is often ineffective and harmful. AIMS: To systematically review randomised controlled trial evidence regarding non-pharmacological interventions. Method We reviewed 33 studies fitting predetermined criteria, assessed their validity and calculated standardised effect sizes (SES).

Author(s): 
Livingston, Gill
Kelly, Lynsey
Lewis-Holmes, Elanor
Baio, Gianluca
Morris, Stephen
Patel, Nishma
Omar, Rumana Z.
Katona, Cornelius
Cooper, Claudia
Publication Title: 
Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne

Reviews the book, Full Circle: Spiritual therapy for the elderly by Kevin Kirkland and Howard McIlveen (1999). This book describes "Full Circle", a program developed by the authors to provide spiritual therapy for seniors with dementia, including the Alzheimer type. The program is called spiritual therapy because it is "for facilitating healing, resolution, remembering, and experiencing of the sacred, the complete, the joyous, the whole" (p.x).

Author(s): 
Wong, Paul
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Music has soothed the souls of human beings for ages. It also has helped people recover from ailments since ancient times. Today, there is a widespread interest in the use of music therapy in treating psychiatric disorders. This article describes the various types of music therapy in use today and also offers insight into how music therapy can be incorporated into the management of psychiatric disorders and as an element of psychotherapy.

Author(s): 
De Sousa, Avinash
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

Postnatal depression is a serious and debilitating condition. Due to the perceived stigma of mental illness, the incidence of it is underreported and many mothers refuse psychiatric help either assuming postnatal depression to be normal or because of the potential consequences of having a psychiatric history. Community practitioners who are in contact with new mothers may welcome additional interventions which can enhance the supportive care they give to these women.

Author(s): 
Mantle, Fiona
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

BACKGROUND: A comprehensive, but not systematic, review of the research on complementary and alternative treatments, specifically mind/body techniques, on musculoskeletal disease was conducted at Stanford University. The goals of the review were to establish a comprehensive literature review and provide a rationale for future research carrying the theme of "successful aging." METHODS: Computerized searches were conducted using MEDLINE, PsychInfo, Stanford Library, Dissertation Abstracts, Lexus-Nexus, the Internet as well as interviews conducted with practitioners and the elderly.

Author(s): 
Luskin, F. M.
Newell, K. A.
Griffith, M.
Holmes, M.
Telles, S.
DiNucci, E.
Marvasti, F. F.
Hill, M.
Pelletier, K. R.
Haskell, W. L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pastoral Care

Reports on the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) used as a modality for reflection and prayer in retreat, group process, and spiritual direction. Explains GIM as a music-centered, depth-oriented therapy that has been found to be an effective catalyst for spiritual experiences and growth. Records two case studies illustrating aspects of the method. Shows how spiritual and emotional insights can be gained and a sense of healing achieved by using the GIM method.

Author(s): 
Marr, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pastoral Care

Reports on the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) used as a modality for reflection and prayer in retreat, group process, and spiritual direction. Explains GIM as a music-centered, depth-oriented therapy that has been found to be an effective catalyst for spiritual experiences and growth. Records two case studies illustrating aspects of the method. Shows how spiritual and emotional insights can be gained and a sense of healing achieved by using the GIM method.

Author(s): 
Marr, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) clinical services are increasingly provided within conventional health care settings. OBJECTIVE: To determine how a subset of U.S. academic health centers is credentialing CAM providers. DESIGN: An electronic survey was created focusing on the credentialing method utilized for six specific types of CAM clinical practitioners within academic medical settings. METHODS: This survey was electronically distributed to 33 academic health centers in the United States during the summer 2004.

Author(s): 
Nedrow, Anne

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