Music therapy is a growing field as more scientists validate how helpful it is to people in medical situations. Music has been shown to help alleviate and reduce stress and anxiety, help positively socialize autistic children, and bring dementia patients into the present if only for a few minutes. However, music therapy is not all glamorous show tunes and walks down memory lane. For some post-traumatic stress disorder patients, music therapy can help bring too much pain to the fore, requiring deeper work for recovery. However, according to an interview for CNN Health, some soul-searching may be required for music therapy to save a life. Read more here: When patients have 'music emergencies'