TO ACCESS THE ROLE OF MUSIC THERAPY IN DEPRESSION AND THEIR COMPARISON WITH DRUG THERAPYAbstract
Depression can be termed as a state of mind where in the person has negative thoughts, pessimistic views of future and constantly in sad mood, he feels lonely to the extent that he may committing suicide. A decrease in serotonin and nor epinephrine level can cause depression and Dopamine plays an important role in regulating our drive to seek rewards and obtain a sense of pleasure. Music therapy is an emerging field to treat depression. Music brings changes in brain waves which in turn create alternations in bodily functions controlled by autonomic nervous system such as breathing and heart rate and slower breathing brings relaxation that is necessary to cure depression. The aims and objective of this study is to access efficacy of music therapy in reducing the symptoms of clinical depression and to compare the efficacy of antidepressant alone and music therapy in patients of depression. Music therapy is comparable to drug therapy in mild cases of depression but in moderate and severe cases there is negligible effect of music therapy in reducing symptoms of depression.
Gyanendra Kumar* and Brajendra Kumar Singh
Head, Department of Psychiatry, M.L.B. Medical College Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
29 March, 2013
16 May, 2013
26 July, 2013
01 August, 2013