The use of music as a form of therapy
has shown beneficial effects in patients with psychological problems.The results of the studies show that patients with mental disorders have therapeutic benefits in both psychosocial functioning and global functioning. Therefore, this therapy is proposed as an effective and enjoyable therapy for users.
The findings of this study show that patients with severe mental illness have special difficulties in expression and communication and showed rejection in relationships. Therefore, in music therapy, patients will be able to be displayed themselves in a different context, favoring the expression of each one. The music therapist will be the facilitator and communication bridge. In this work, the relationship established with patients is essential and the most important. Music, instruments, games of creativity or expression are the working tools, working areas of the personality of difficult access with other therapeutic models.
One of the main conclusions of these studies is the need to continue studying and researching in the field of music therapy applied to the rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia since research on this.
1 For more information “Music therapy in patients with chronic mental illness: Study group and individual case”.
2 Called “ Psychosocial rehabilitation in schizophrenia: predictors of success in the process of community integration”.
3 Called “psychotherapeutic intervention in the initial phase of schizophrenia: Design and development of PIPE-Programme early intervention program in schizophrenia”.
4 Called “The application of music therapy in the group of battered women. Two single case studies and an example of return”.
5 Called “Influence of music therapy on the climate of coexistence in secondary schools”.