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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder “Exposure to an exceptionally threatening event of catastrophic nature” – PTSD!  A condition which has been around since the human race began.  Early humans would have endured attacks from predatory animals, witnessed atrocities from fighting between tribes or have been subjected to life changing circumstances.  Today we contend with warfare, terrorism, traumatic…

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1 in 6 Children in England Struggle with Mental Health Disorders

A new research study ‘Mental Health of Children & Young People in England, 2020’ identified that 1 in 6 (16%) children and young people aged between 5 to 16 years have a “Probable Mental Health Disorder”.  Increasing from 1 in 9 (10.8%) since 2017 and evident in both boys and girls. Commissioned by NHS Digital…

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Can Music Really Be a Benefit to Health?

Seven years ago, when MediMusic Co-Founder and CEO Gary Jones, first began extolling the potential of dispensing music as medicine, this was a question that healthcare practitioners would repeatedly ask him – nowadays, they don’t. He explains why. We have all self-medicated with music at some point in our lives. Whether it is listening to…

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Is music a language?

The answer to this thought-provoking question relies on your ideas about exactly what a language is. If you consider a language to be a means of transmitting data about the external world from one person to another, then music doesn’t seem to fit the bill. One can’t find any information about the outside world purely…

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Study shows that music can rewire the brain

A new Finnish research team have found that practising an instrument can make you a better communicator by altering the brain. Sound, and by extension music, is a primal form of communication. We can express emotion, tell stories, inspire empathy, trust and compassion through the sounds we make, and […] Click here to view original…

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Keep Your Brain Young with Music

If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music. “There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does,” says one Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist. “If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the […] Click here to view original…