Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) has not been used in clinical guidelines for interventions in depression because of the perceived lack of evidence. To remedy this, Edge Hill University, UK, undertook a systematic review of high-quality studies and found that DMT—in every study—was found to be an effective therapy for the treatment of adults with depression.
Read Quartz’s important, new article about the powerful medical evidence for dance, asking the questions: Why do we stop dancing when we grow up? And why isn’t DMT more central to psychotherapy and wellness? Dance has a powerful impact on the brain and its structure—increasing volume in the brain areas associated with memory and executive control.