A new paper published in Music Therapy Perspectives examines the importance of music therapy in military healthcare. There has been an increase in music therapy to treat combat-related injuries in recent years. With this growth in the use of the therapy, the researchers involved believe it's important for practitioners to publish more program evaluations and patient outcomes data.
'What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories,' writes behavioral scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories that clinicians try to understand and treat patients' health.
In 2004 California voters created a special tax on people with high incomes to help pay for expanded mental health services. A new study finds that the tax has allowed Los Angeles County to reach the seriously mentally ill and those at risk for mental illness with services and prevention efforts.
Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should be recommended for genetic testing did not get it. A quarter of these patients were not counseled about their potential risk, a new study finds.
In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma -- where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic -- and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bullying and address it when it happens.
Therapy animals are used in the treatment of both mental and physical health issues, however this important form of therapy is not regulated, which leaves it open to misuse and misunderstanding by those who deliver it and the wider community.
Cognitive therapies should be considered when addressing the harmful psychological consequences of trauma in victims of human trafficking, according to a review and recommendations in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
One in five teachers who were the victims of physical or verbal violence at their schools didn't report the incidents to school administrators, according to a nationwide study. The results showed that significant minorities of teachers who experienced violence also didn't tell their colleagues (14 percent) or family (24 percent).
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Couples do poorly at knowing when their partner is sad, lonely or feeling down, finds a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Couples do pretty well at picking up one another's more intense feelings, like happiness or anger, but they aren't as sensitive to 'soft negative' emotions. Since spouses are each other's primary source of social support, it's important they stay attuned to each other, said psychologist Chrystyna Kouros, the study's lead author.