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Hi, there is a medical treatment for earworm?

by | Oct 25, 2014 | Ask Dr Neuman

Q: Hi,there is a medical treatment for earworm? An earworm is a short musical phrase that catches hold somehow to your imagination and repeats endlessly in your mind.
– Phil

A: People have written variously on this subject (Including me. I wrote a blog on the subject.) I recommend incorporating the musical phrase in a larger bit of music. Singing or playing the musical phrase to its end usually works, I think. But apparently not for everyone.
– Dr. Neuman