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.

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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.

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