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| Published: December 07, 2020

Dance away the blues: dance movement therapy in depression

Khushi Madhani

BA in Psychology, Mumbai, India, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.081


Depression, also identified as “clinical depression” or a “depressive disorder”—is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you are feeling, thinking, and handling daily activities, like sleep, eat, or work. Depression today has become very common among all the age groups across the world. There are, however, many ways to treat and reduce depressive symptoms. Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) has been profoundly used in the treatment of depression. It involves in use of movement and dance to support intellectual and emotional functions of the body. Often, DMT looks at the correlation between movement and emotion. DMT uses certain basic principles and has proven to be highly effective in treating depression and its sessions have been found effective in many other disorders and physical illnesses too. Being a very recent trend, this therapy has not reached people yet. There is a need for promotion for DMT. Since there are no side-effects for the same, DMT and Treatment of Depression often go hand in hand.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020