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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

Tourette: Most cases are mild & require no medications, can benefit from reassurance & psychobehavioral therapy (cognitive therapy, biofeedback) & education. Medications that are helpful for tics are; clonidine, orap, (pimozide) tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & adhd. ...Read more

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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How effective is music therapy?

How effective is music therapy?

It is effective: Music therapy could be effective in many conditions. Music is healing and has been used to relive anxiety, enhance your mood, help you to relieve pain. I was exploring the music, playlists effect in my book: 'you playlist can change your life. There are some evidence-based facts there as well as bmt which is a form of biofeedback combined with music effect. Http://www. Brainmusictreatment. Com., . ...Read more

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Who benefits from music therapy?

Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements.
I explored the effect of music in my book:
'you playlist can change your life'
http://www. Brainmusictreatment. Com
best, dr. M. ...Read more

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What is music therapy useful for?

Many things!: Music therapy is very powerful.
Music can energize us or relax us. It can help us drift off to sleep or wake us up. Music has been shown to directly affect physiological functioning. ...Read more

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How can music therapy be artistic/expressive?

How can music therapy be artistic/expressive?

Music therapy: Yes, music or art therapy can help with self-expression and tap into your creativity. But there has to be so goal for the therapy. For example, music and art therapy can help improve interpersonal relations or reduce certain types of anxieties. ...Read more

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What kind of music is normally used in a music therapy?

Music Therapy: Any type of music can be used for music therapy. It all depends on the patient and the condition that is being treated with music therapy. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is music therapy, and what is it used for?

Could you explain what is music therapy, and what is it used for?

Music therapy: Is a type of expressive therapy for people who have trouble talking about their issues. Expressive therapies use music, dance or art therapies as means of learning to express feelings. My version of therapy is called act now psychotherapy which is active, creative and time sensitive. I use the arts in my work as well even though most of my work is verbal talk therapy. ...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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Does music therapy impact elderly and children differently?

Does music therapy impact elderly and children differently?

Everyone: Music, and music therapy, affects each individual person differently, regardless of age. ...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

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What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

None: There are no side effects or disadvantages to music therapy. For some people who have trouble talking about their issues music, dance or art therapies are very helpful means of learning to express your feelings. My version of therapy is called act now psychotherapy which is active, creative and time sensitive. I use the arts in my work as well even though most of my work is verbal talk therapy. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the deal with music therapy?

Music Therapy: Call your state psychological association and ask for psychologists who practice music therapy in your area. Best. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of music therapy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of music therapy?

What is music: Therapy for? Depression? Anxiety? I can't think of any disadvantages for music therapy, other than deafness from too loud music. Advantages include feeling of balance, relaxation, concentration, heightening of the senses, improved memory, improved appreciation for sound. ...Read more

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What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

Helps: Shakespeare said "if music be the food of love, play on" gentle music (not the modern crap) is the universal appeal to all and disabled children usually love it. It may not make a difference to their disability but it gives pleasure. ...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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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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What is the role of music therapy in treating depression?

Relaxation & coping: Usic that you enjoy will help you relax and be less up tight. Then it helps you to think more clearly and cope with your stress. If you can learn to do that itight start to lift your spirits if even only a bit! ...Read more

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How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

It can be a useful: Adjunct but would not be the primary or sole treatment. ...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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Reverse habit therapy does it work for severe vocal tic tourette?

Reverse habit therapy does it work for severe vocal tic tourette?

Yes: While additional controlled trials are needed, habit reversal (hr), is safe, effective and a viable option. Hr sessions include instruction on awareness, competing response, and social support training. The
competing response involved diaphragmatic
breathing for 1 min contingent on the vocal
tics or their antecedents. Please see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1284423/pdf/12723873.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are there any good group therapies that help with tourette's?

Www. Tsa-usa. Org/: You many find more information and networking via the tourette syndrome association
www. Tsa-usa. Org/. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is there any treatment for tic tourette syndrom?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is there any treatment for tic tourette syndrom?

Yes: There are several different medications available. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My fiance has tourettes syndrome. How do we get treatment?

Psychiatrist: I would recommend a consultation with a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatments for vocal tourette syndrome. My friends' son is 18 and still has it, would it decrease after this age?

Tourette syndrome: There are several treatments and medications available to help with the symptoms associated with tourette syndrome. It's important to have routine follow up with a psychiatrist or psychologist to work on behavioral techniques and also psychiatrist or general practitioner who is familiar with the medications used to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the treatment opions for tourettes syndrome?

What are the treatment opions for tourettes syndrome?

Multimodal manage-: Ment of tics that interfere with daily function, associated ADHD, OCD & learning disorders = psychotropic medications, behavioral, family & psychotherapies & environmental manipulations at school/work, home & community. "Teaching the Tiger" is a good book. Join tsa-usa. Org. A fact sheet on Tourette Syndrome, www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette. Htm, also gives good resources. ...Read more

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Which therapies or drugs are used to stop tourettes tics?

Which therapies or drugs are used to stop tourettes tics?

Several: Your best information will come from the psychiatrist treating you, as there are several effective treatments. Many antipsychotics have been found effective, especially haloperidol. If obsessional symptoms are present, which is usual, an ssri antidepressant may prove very helpful, such as fluvoxamine, or the tricyclic, clomipramine. You need a thorough evaluation and careful treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more