Psychiatric patients dancing their way to better health

Psychiatric patients dancing their way to better health

Credit: KING

Patients are dancing their way to better health in Argentina.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Can you dance your way to mental health?

Patients at a psychiatric hospital in Argentina are being taught the tango as a form of therapy.

Experts say the dance helps patients socialize and helps to rehabilitate their minds and bodies.

Patients partner with non-patients during lessons.

A hospital psychiatrist says the dance therapy has been a success and an instructor agrees, saying many patients keep coming back for lessons even after they've been discharged.

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