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Patients embrace Argentine tango as new therapy

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters Life!) - On the fourth floor of Buenos Aires’ largest psychiatric hospital, patients dance the tango with doctors and nurses. A few months ago some were too shy to talk and others could barely keep their balance when they walked. Today, they embrace their partners cheek-to-cheek, gliding and pausing across the floor to the mournful chords of a traditional accordion. Doctors as far afield as Italy and Australia are using Argentina’s world famous tango to treat problems ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to phobias and marital breakdowns. “Treatment is not just about therapy and drugs, it’s about giving them a nice time to enjoy themselves,” said Trinidad Co

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