Harp Therapy: Music As Medication

Harp Therapy: Music As Medication
by David Was
November 24, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120768762

it’s not just longhair music that benefits mood and healing. Familiarity is also a key factor. Suzanne Hanser, chairperson of the Music Therapy Department at the Berklee College of Music, says that what counts is “the kinds of memories, feelings and associations that a piece of music brings to mind.”
Who knew the iPod could replace the serotonin reuptake inhibitor?
Or that Metallica could heal as well as howl?

Music As Meds: