Presentation Title

Music Therapy and Mental Health

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Eric Crawford , Music

Major

Music

Second Major

Communication

Presentation Abstract

Music therapy is an approach that is effective in treating individuals suffering from a variety of mental illnesses that are genetic or environmental. Some of these mental issues include, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, clinical depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In my oral presentation, I will discuss the effectiveness of music therapy in comparison to the use of traditional medication. First, I will discuss the positive and negative effects of standard medicinal approaches on those suffering from anxiety and depression and offer evidence, through several music therapy studies, of effective musical interventions. Second, I will show the results of my survey of the stress levels among Coastal Carolina University music majors. I will compare this data to results from Patrick Donlinic's thesis "How Effective is Music at dealing with Anxiety and Depression?" to determine the inherent ability of music to positively impact mental health.

Location

Room 2

Start Date

21-4-2021 4:30 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 4:50 PM

Disciplines

Music

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Music Therapy and Mental Health

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Music therapy is an approach that is effective in treating individuals suffering from a variety of mental illnesses that are genetic or environmental. Some of these mental issues include, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, clinical depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In my oral presentation, I will discuss the effectiveness of music therapy in comparison to the use of traditional medication. First, I will discuss the positive and negative effects of standard medicinal approaches on those suffering from anxiety and depression and offer evidence, through several music therapy studies, of effective musical interventions. Second, I will show the results of my survey of the stress levels among Coastal Carolina University music majors. I will compare this data to results from Patrick Donlinic's thesis "How Effective is Music at dealing with Anxiety and Depression?" to determine the inherent ability of music to positively impact mental health.

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