Therapeutic benefits of music being used to treat Alzheimer’s, addiction and depression

The Globe and Mail

Music therapy became a clinical profession in the 1940s, after doctors and nurses noticed that war veterans suffering emotional and physical trauma responded well to musicians who gave volunteer performances in hospitals. Nevertheless, the profession spent decades on the fringes of medical science, until the early 1990s when advances in neuro-imaging technologies confirmed that musical activities had profound effects on the brain.

Therapeutic benefits of music being used to treat Alzheimer’s, addiction, and depression – The Globe and Mail.

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