Title

Music Therapy and Music Medicine for Children and Adolescents

Journal

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Year

2014

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

535

Last Page

53

Abstract

This article summarizes the research on music therapy and music medicine for children and adolescents with diagnoses commonly treated by psychiatrists. Music therapy and music medicine are defined, effects of music on the brain are described, and music therapy research in psychiatric treatment is discussed. Music therapy research with specific child/adolescent populations is summarized, including disorders usually diagnosed in childhood, substance abuse, mood/anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Clinical implications are listed, including suggestions for health care professionals seeking to use music medicine techniques. Strengths and weaknesses of music therapy treatment are discussed, as well as areas for future research.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Adolescents; Anxiety; Children; Mental Health; Mental Illness; Mood; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Music Therapy; Receptive Music Methods; Recorded Music Listening

Indexed Terms

Adolescents; Brain; Children; Mental Disorders; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Mental health; Music medicine

Study Type

Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health

PubMed ID

24975624

Document Type

Article

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