Mental health issues are one of today’s biggest struggles with many American children, adolescents, and adults. Many often go undiagnosed and even when help is sought, treatment programs typically aim at resolving symptoms such as pain and discomfort, instead of treating the underlying cause of the illness. Often, mental health patients take years of treatment without valid signs of recovery.
Music therapy, when incorporated into a good mental health treatment program, helps individuals recognize and accept various emotions experienced in issues such as depression or anxiety. It promotes self-expression and awareness while aiding individuals in stress reduction, facilitating relaxation, and motivating them to speak about their feelings and thoughts while treating the underlying cause of the problem.
Who can benefit from music therapy?
Music therapy is successful at helping those with mental health issues such as individuals who experience,
· Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
· Generalized Anxiety Disorder
· Bipolar Disorder
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
· Panic Disorder
· Postpartum Depression
· Social Anxiety