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Does music therapy help for a child with persistent tics?

Does music therapy help for a child with persistent tics?

No: Persistent tics in children are best ignored in most cases. If the tics are disruptive, then safe medications can be used. Avoiding caffeinated drinks and chocolate can help diminish tics. If other conditions are present with the tics (ocd, anxiety, ad/hd) then treatment directed at those conditions may help. This might be where music may be soothing enough to calm an anxious child. ...Read more

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Dr. Wil Ausborn
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Music Therapy (Definition)

Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve ...Read more


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Why isn't music therapy covered by insurances other than because it is an alternative therapy?

Why isn't music therapy covered by insurances other than because it is an alternative therapy?

Music: Attempting to get insurance to pay for alternative treatments is tantamount to attempting to raise the Titanic with tweezers. It's hard enough to get for them to pay for mainstream treatments let alone anything out of the ordinary. If you believe in music therapy, advocate for it! ...Read more

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Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Yes, I c'd answer it: There are variety of different music therapy modalities in mental disorders, which could be recommended by the therapist, psychologist in your area. Music is very healing. I described it in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' it is on amazon. Also you could find information on my website: http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com. You'll find there bmt (brain music therapy) as well. Best, dr. M. ...Read more

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What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

Experimental: According to the bmt website - "brain music therapy was developed in the early 1990s, at the moscow medical academy, in russia...A special technology was developed to turn a person’s unique brain waves into piano music." the listed research does not include any well designed and well controlled studies. ...Read more

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What is brain music therapy (bmt)? Does it work?

What is brain music therapy (bmt)? Does it work?

BMT is effective!: Brain music or bmt, is a form of biofeedback which was initially used to treat attentional problems, stress, insomnia, and anxiety conditions (general and performance). Research has demonstrated a high degree of effectiveness and the technique is low cost, and non-invasive. In most settings, individualized brainwave patterns are recorded and used as part of an overall treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can music therapy be applied to nursing?

How can music therapy be applied to nursing?

Music has a way: of enlivening even the sickest and oldest folks. I've seen it do good things in state hospitals. I'm not a nurse or music therapist but believe a hospital or nursing facility setting would be an excellent place for such work. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the best music therapy exercises for a paralyzed person?

What are the best music therapy exercises for a paralyzed person?

Music is in the ear: This is a complex question, however, it would be helpful to know what your expectations are. If you are looking for relaxation techniques or mood altering therapy then that is completely up to your taste and interpretation of music. I highly commend you looking for alternative therapies to treat your challange in life. Depending on your paralysis, you may try looking up eye movement and music. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which advantages does intermodal expressive therapies have in comparison to music therapy, art therapy, etc?

Can you tell me which advantages does intermodal expressive therapies have in comparison to music therapy, art therapy, etc?

What works for you: Intermodal therapy distinguishes itself from its closely allied disciplines of art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, and drama ther- apy by being grounded in the interrelatedness of the arts. It is based on a variety of orientations, including arts as therapy, art psychotherapy, and the use of arts for traditional healing (knill, barba, ; fuchs, 1995). Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more