Findings Also Show Music Therapy Improved Communication and Interaction Skills
From the Economic Times:
“Music therapy may help to reduce depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, finds a study.
The researchers involved 251 children and young people for the study and found that children and young persons, aged 8-16 years, 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.”