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Double-Edged Therapeutic Value of Karaoke

Karaoke Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Mental Patients,” C.M. Leung, G. Lee, B. Cheung, E. Kwong, Y.K. Wing, C.S. Kan, and J. Lau, Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 39, no. 4, April 1998, pp. 166–8. The authors, at Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, conclude that [AIR 16:1]:

“Karaoke therapy may be more effective than simple singing in improving social interaction. [But there] is preliminary evidence that it may be anxietyprovoking for unstable schizophrenic patients.”

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