Music is a universal human trait. The healing
power of music has been acknowledged in
almost all traditions of music. Music therapy
is moving from a social-science model
focusing on overall health and well-being
towards a neuroscience model focusing on
specific elements of music and its effect on
sensorimotor, language and cognitive functions.
The handful of evidence-based music therapy
studies on psychiatric conditions have shown
promising results. Traditional music, such as
Indian classical music, has only recently been
evaluated in evidence-based research into music
therapy. The need for systematic research in this
area is underscored.Music therapy mental heath indian classical music