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Music: Mental Disorders

The next topic I would like to discuss is the healing power that music can have to help heal people whom have various types of mental disorders. Mental Health diagnoses would include illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, and substance abuse to name a few. The best type of therapy for these disorders is Music therapy; it has a long history with mental health to prove how effective it really is.

The aim of therapy is to help people with mental illness; Music Therapy is used to help these people have courage and confidence when it comes to things such as developing relationships and to address issues they may not be able to using words alone. 

There is strong evidence that proves that theMusic helps with the following functions:

Mental stateGeneral functioningSocial functioning
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