The demonstration that music therapy is effective against depression, it is not just a novelty, but now has scientific credentials. Thanks to an experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Jyvaskyla Finland, coordinated by Jaak Erkkila and Christian Gold and performed on 79 patients with depression, Aged between 18 and 50 years, it could be concluded that to associate the music therapy standard of care anti-depressive accelerates the process of healing.
The sample was divided into two groups: the first (33 patients) followed, in addition to Traditional therapies Even 20 music therapy sessions of one hour each, the second (46 patients) received only standard care. After 3 months of experiment, scientists were able to detect improvements most marked in those patients who follow individual music therapy sessions.
These are the conclusions reached by the research, published in the journal British Journl of Psychiatry” Music therapy associated with individual standard care is effective for depression among people of working age. This is a valuable tool in view of future treatments. Music therapy has a specific quality that allows people to express and interact in a non-verbal “.