Individual music therapy for depression: randomised controlled trial.

@article{Erkkil2011IndividualMT,
  title={Individual music therapy for depression: randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Jaakko Erkkil{\"a} and Marko Punkanen and J{\"o}rg Fachner and Esa Ala-Ruona and Inga P{\"o}nti{\"o} and Mari Tervaniemi and Mauno Vanhala and Christian Gold},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2011},
  volume={199 2},
  pages={
          132-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Music therapy has previously been found to be effective in the treatment of depression but the studies have been methodologically insufficient and lacking in clarity about the clinical model employed. Aims To determine the efficacy of music therapy added to standard care compared with standard care only in the treatment of depression among working-age people. METHOD Participants (n = 79) with an ICD-10 diagnosis of depression were randomised to receive individual music therapy plus… CONTINUE READING

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