by Minky van der Walt BMus, RMT
, Annette Baron MMus(MusThrpy), RMT
| July 2006
Pervasive Refusal Syndrome (PRS) is a life threatening psychiatric disorder, which is characterized by a refusal to eat, drink, talk, walk or maintain any level of self-care. In this article, it is suggested that music therapy may provide a unique role that is supportive, validating and empowering for patients with PRS. The rare condition of PRS predominantly affects girls between 8--16 years of age who, if managed well, are expected to recover completely (Lask, 2004). Literature has linked PRS...