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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 210-213

India's rich musical heritage has a lot to offer to modern psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sravanti L Sanivarapu
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.158201

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Music with its instantaneous pleasing effect can be an answer to misery. It is a form of art that is easily accessible anytime and anywhere. This article gives an overview of music therapy practiced in ancient India, its influence on emotion and mind, and speculates its possible clinical applications in the modern era based on the available scientific literature.



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