Music therapy may bring troubled families together

January 8, 2015 10:47 PM

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(Reuters Health) - For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.

In a small trial, music therapy had a positive effect on both verbal and nonverbal communication between emotionally neglected children and their parents. Parents participating in music therapy also perceived their children as less stressful.

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