AMTA Student Research Awards - Thematic Guide of Songs for Adolescents with Antepartum Depression


Music Therapy Perspectives




Although research supports the use of music during pregnancy (Liebman & MacLaren 1991), limited research exists on the use of music therapy with antepartum depression (Bauer, Victorson, Rosenbloom, Barocas, & Silver, 2010), and no research was found that focused specifically on adolescents with antepartum depression. Given the challenges that most adolescents face, the additional stress of a pregnancy would place adolescent females at high risk for antepartum depression. The purpose of this study was to collect, analyze, and synthesize a collection of popular songs that can/could be used in music therapy with adolescents diagnosed with antepartum depression.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Adolescents; Depression; Gender Disparities; Mental Health; Music Therapy; Pregnancy; Stress

Indexed Terms

Psychology; Pregnancy; Girls; Mental depression; Teenagers

Study Type

Descriptive Analysis; Quantitative Methods

Document Type