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Drexel Music Therapy Study Featured on The Huffington Post

Philadelphia, PA, June 12, 2013 — A study completed by Drexel researchers in the Creative Arts Therapies department was mentioned in the May 20 Huffington Post article, “Music Therapy Could Ease Anxiety In Patients With Respiratory Failure, Study Finds.” The article discussed how listening to music could help quell anxiety levels, according to another study done at Ohio State University that showed “that patients who were on acute ventilator support because of respiratory failure had decreased anxiety when they listened to their favorite music, compared with usual care. They also required less intense and less frequent sedation when they were listening to the music.” The article cited Drexel’s 2011 music therapy study that showed how listening to music, playing an instrument or singing could help decrease anxiety and pain and boost mood in cancer patients.