Dance movement therapy for depression

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To assess the effects of dance movement therapy (DMT) for depression compared with no treatment (waiting list) or to standard care in both child and adult populations

  2. To compare DMT with other psychological interventions (e.g. psychodynamic psychotherapy or IPT, counselling or CBT)

  3. To compare DMT with pharmacological interventions (e.g. anti-depressants, minor tranquillisers or mood stabilisers)

  4. To compare DMT with other physical interventions (e.g. dance or exercise)

  5. To compare different forms of DMT (e.g. Laban-based DMT, Chacian DMT or Authentic Movement) (see below for explanations of these)

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