10/14/2014 01:21 pm ET

Hip-Hop Therapy Is New Route To Mental Wellbeing, Say Psychiatrists

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From its roots in rap, graffiti, DJing and breakdancing in the Bronx borough of New York in the 1970s, hip-hop has grown to become a global cultural and commercial powerhouse. But now UK researchers believe they have found a new use for it: as a treatment for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.

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