Music as Therapy

@article{Kemper2005MusicAT,
  title={Music as Therapy},
  author={K. Kemper and S. Danhauer},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={98},
  pages={282-288}
}
Music is widely used to enhance well-being, reduce stress, and distract patients from unpleasant symptoms. Although there are wide variations in individual preferences, music appears to exert direct physiologic effects through the autonomic nervous system. It also has indirect effects by modifying caregiver behavior. Music effectively reduces anxiety and improves mood for medical and surgical patients, for patients in intensive care units and patients undergoing procedures, and for children as… Expand
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