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Tomatis music CD therapy for ADHD?

Abstract: There is little proof that Tomatis music therapy of ADHD works.

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Tomatis music CD therapy for ADHD?

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

Is there a rational help by a Tomatis music therapy offered for ADHD? I saw an advertisment for a CD with Tomatis therapy for ADHD. Would you recommend this therapy?

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Many people and companies try to sell any possible item to the parents or patients with ADHD. Music might activate the brain and promote well-being. But there is no proof that a special Tomatis CD therapy would have any positive effect on the attentional problem. They claim to achieve a maturation of the brain, but these concepts are old, not very rational any more and seem to promote only the business of these companies. Sorry, there is not a big chance to achieve any positive results except some subjective well-being. Maybe it would be easier to listen to a tune, sing together or go to a concert with the family...
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