Here is a fairly recent list of over 200 studies and research conducted worldwide on music therapy. This list will need to be updated as new studies are proposed each year by the most prolific countries.

List of Selected International Studies Curated by Me

  • Improvement of Mood Across Various Populations: Reference Studies 1 to 10
  • Reduction of Anxiety in Various Contexts; Clinical Trials and Studies: References 4 to 6, 9, 11 to 15, 18, 20 to 32.

  • Pain Relief for Diverse Populations; Clinical Trials and Studies: References 4, 5, 9 to 12, 19, 21, 22, 28, 33 to 45, 46 to 51.

  • Improvement of Quality of Life for Individuals with Schizophrenia; Clinical Trials and Studies: References 53-54.

  • Relief of Certain Autism Symptoms; Study References: 55, 56; 145 to 150.

  • Improvement of Sleep at All Ages; Clinical Studies: References 56 to 63, 128.

  • Child Development and Improvements in Neonatal Care; References: 9, 10, 34, 45, 57, 61 to 70, 129.

  • Relief of Symptoms Related to Dementia; Study References: 5, 72 to 81, 127.

  • Relief of Symptoms Related to Alzheimer’s Disease; Study References: 131 to 133.

  • Improvement of Coordination in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease; Clinical Trials: References 9, 34, 82 to 85, 137.

  • Reduction of Medication Dosages During Sedated Medical Procedures; Clinical Trials: References 4, 10, 28, 86 to 90.

  • Improvement of Physical and Cognitive Activity; Study References: 5, 91 to 92, 134.

  • Relief of Depression Symptoms; 5 Clinical Studies: References 10, 70, 93 to 97.

  • Improvement of Motivation and Self-Esteem; References: 9, 67.

  • Positive Effects on Individuals with Heart Problems; Study References: 15, 108 to 111.

  • Positive Effects on Post-Operative Nausea or Vomiting; Reference: 106.

  • Positive Effects on Various Mental Health Disorders; Study References: 98 to 102; 138 to 144.

  • Positive Effects on Learning Difficulties; Reference: 103.

  • Positive Effects on Dyslexia; Reference: 105.

  • Probable Effects on the Expression of Grief Emotions; References: 114-116, 130.

  • Probable Effects on Social Rehabilitation of Former Drug Addicts or Alcoholics; References: 118-119.

  • Evaluated Effects on High-Risk Pregnant Women or During Childbirth; References: 52, 121 to 126.

  • Effects in Oncology: References: 151 to 154, and Palliative Care: References 155 to 161.

  • Effects on Addictions and Eating Disorders: References 168 to 174.

  • Effects on Trauma and Abuse: References 162 to 167.

  • Effects on Neurological Disabilities and Rehabilitation: References 135 to 137.

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