Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 570–572 | Cite as

The Potential of Music Therapy in Neurology Using Multiple Sclerosis as an Example

  • E. A. BoikoEmail author
  • E. V. Ivanchuk
  • M. M. Gunchenko
  • T. T. Batysheva

Review of studies of music therapy provides evidence of its important role in the nondrug treatment of patients with acute and chronic diseases, including demyelinating disorders. Existing research has demonstrated the efficacy of music therapy in terms of both improving patients’ social skills, improving cognitive functions, decreasing the severity of depression and anxiety, and improving sleep and decreasing pain in patients with multiple sclerosis.


music therapy multiple sclerosis pain treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Boiko
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. V. Ivanchuk
    • 1
  • M. M. Gunchenko
    • 1
  • T. T. Batysheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow Scientific and Applied Center for Pediatric PsychoneurologyMoscowRussia

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