Music therapy is a non-analytic therapy concerned with the creative process in which an attempt is made to reach the emotions of the patient without recourse to verbal means. It should in theory be suitable for chronic psychotic patients and all whose verbal ability is minimal. The ability to appreciate music may persist despite psychotic disintegration and provides one way, maybe the only way, into a patient's inner life. Music is one aspect of the aesthetic or creative experience that neurotic patients often lack and for this group music may provide a broader view of emotional life than their own more narrow previous experience.
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