Music therapy

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Music therapy in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proposed as a potential treatment for chronic fatigue.[1] There is no research on music therapy in addition to CBT for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.[1]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

In 2020, a Norwegian group published two papers about the treatment effectiveness of music therapy with CBT for ME/CFS in teenagers.[1][2]

Criticism[edit | edit source]

Public health advocate David Tuller contacted the BMJ Paediatrics Open journal to express concern about the publication of a music therapy study for chronic fatigue syndrome, pointing out that the journal's open peer reviews showed that one reviewer had not even read the full manuscript prior to publication, and contacted the study authors to raise a number of key concerns.[3][4]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2020, Cognitive–behavioural therapy combined with music therapy for chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection in adolescents: a feasibility study[1](Full text)
  • 2020, Music Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Following Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in Adolescents[2](Abstract)

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.21.3 Malik, Sadaf; Asprusten, Tarjei Tørre; Pedersen, Maria; Mangersnes, Julie; Trondalen, Gro; Roy, Betty van; Skovlund, Eva; Wyller, Vegard Bruun (Apr 1, 2020). "Cognitive–behavioural therapy combined with music therapy for chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection in adolescents: a feasibility study". BMJ Paediatrics Open. 4 (1): e000620. doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000620. ISSN 2399-9772. 
  2. 2.02.1 Trondalen, Gro; Mangersnes, Julie; Bonde, Lars Ole; Malik, Sadaf; Asprusten, Tarjei Tørre; Rødevand, Linn; Pedersen, Maria; Wyller, Vegard Bruun Bratholm (Apr 24, 2020). "Music Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Following Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in Adolescents". Music and Medicine. 12 (2): 84–91. doi:10.47513/mmd.v12i2.679. 
  3. Tuller, David (May 31, 2020). "Trial By Error: Letter to BMJ Paediatrics Open About that CBT-Music Therapy Study". Virology blog. Retrieved Sep 18, 2020. 
  4. Tuller, David (May 16, 2020). "Trial By Error: More on that Norwegian CBT/Music Therapy Study". Virology blog. Retrieved Sep 18, 2020. 

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

BMJ - The BMJ (previously the British Medical Journal) is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

cognition - Thought processes, including attention, reasoning, and memory.

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