Dimitra Liori, Pediatric Nurse, 3rd department of pediatrics, Attikon University General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Music has been used as a therapeutic intervention in many neurological diseases. More specifically, the term "Mozart Effect" refers to the effect of Mozart's Sonata K448 on improving brain function and pediatric epilepsy. The purpose of this review is to analyze the effect of Mozart's music on reducing epileptic activity for children with epilepsy. A database search on Pubmed, Academia and Science Direct identified 11 studies satisfied criteria. Despite the heterogeneity of the studies, a reduction in epileptic activity up to six months was observed in all and in some of them even complete absence of epileptic seizures. Mozart's music can be used as an antiepileptic therapy that improves quality of everyday life of children with epilepsy. In order to create the appropriate therapeutic framework, it is necessary to carry out future research that will offer knowledge in this field.
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