Title

Is There a Role for Music Therapy in the Care of the Severely Mentally Ill?

Journal

Australasian Psychiatry

Year

2008

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

442

Last Page

5

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The role of music therapy in psychiatric care in Australia is briefly traced from the early 1990s to the present. With the shift to community-based care, contemporary music therapy practice for the severely mentally ill is reappraised alongside the principles of the recovery model. CONCLUSIONS: Music therapy is a viable option within the creative arts therapies for enhancing quality of life in people with severe and enduring mental illness.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Mental Illness; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Psychological Outcomes; Recorded Music Listening; Wellness and Well-Being

Indexed Terms

Australia; Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic; Patient Satisfaction; Psychotherapy, Group; Psychotic Disorders; Schizophrenia; Schizophrenic Psychology

Study Type

Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers

Disciplines

Psychiatry and Psychology

PubMed ID

18785034

Document Type

Article

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