Royal College of Music

Treating post-natal depression with singing

Researchers from the Royal College of Music, Imperial and University College London have discovered that group singing 'with baby' could speed up recovery for women with moderate to severe post-natal depression, affecting one in eight women.

After 10 weeks of being in a singing group, mothers with moderate to severe symptoms of postnatal depression reported a much faster improvement in their symptoms when compared with other groups receiving other kinds of care.

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