What is it about?

How can music support mental health? Though 100s of studies have sought to answer this, application of music for mental health remains limited. This study gathered leaders across 9 disciplines to discuss what we know, & how to move the field forward.

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Why is it important?

When it comes to improving research and practice for music and mental health, part of the challenge is the highly interdisciplinary nature of this field. Our global scoping review of the literature ("The Use of Music in the Treatment and Management of Serious Mental Illness: A Global Scoping Review of the Literature") indicated the difficulty in synthesizing findings from so many different fields, including psychology, neurology, psychiatry, music, and public health. This first-of-its-kind study builds upon that review to help illuminate the many challenges and opportunities this interdisciplinary field faces. It offers insights, recommendations, and practical advice from researchers and practitioners.

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This page is a summary of: The State of Music-Based Interventions for Mental Illness: Thought Leaders on Barriers, Opportunities, and the Value of Interdisciplinarity, Community Mental Health Journal, June 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s10597-021-00843-4.
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