Demystifying Medicine Video

This video explains music therapy in an interview with Rachael Finnerty — a music therapist who is accredited in Canada. It introduces music therapy interventions, identifies diagnoses that benefit from music therapy and explains the advantages of using it as part of treatment. It also looks at a study that assessed the effectiveness of music therapy in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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  • Davis, W. B., Gfeller, K. E., & Thaut, M. H. (2008). An Introduction to Music Therapy: Theory and Practice. American Music Therapy Association. 8455 Colesville Road Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
  • Pacchetti, C., Mancini, F., Aglieri, R., Fundarò, C., Martignoni, E., & Nappi, G. (2000). Active music therapy in Parkinson’s disease: an integrative method for motor and emotional rehabilitation. Psychosomatic medicine, 62(3), 386-393.