|David Zuniga, PhD, Austin Psychologist
There are many forms of healing. In my work as a psychologist I often cite films, novels, music and other forms of art. Congruent with earlier research, a study by Bournemouth University and Queen’s University Belfast has found that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents. In this study children from ages 8 to 16 that received music therapy had improved self-esteem and a significant reduction of depression-related symptoms compared to children who received treatment without music therapy. The study also concluded that music helped teens have improved communication skills, and social functioning was improved in all the age groups that were investigated. You can learn more here.