Music Therapy Statistics 2017
Music therapy is a widely used form of mental health treatment. It has been known to benefit those suffering from both psychotic and non-psychotic mental disorders, with reports of improved moods. Furthermore, studies have demonstrated that music therapy can strengthen emotional and relational competencies in children with autism.
Exercise can be an effective treatment for anxiety and depression, as well as to boost self-esteem.
Music therapy’s primary goal is to enhance people’s quality of life. There are two primary types of interventions used in music therapy: active and receptive. The therapist may play music, sing along with the client, or interact verbally about its meanings and effects on them.
Research has consistently demonstrated the value of music therapy in various contexts. For instance, it can be an invaluable asset when treating chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Furthermore, music is used to aid patients during their recuperation from surgery and help them cope with adversity.
Studies have demonstrated that music can be an effective tool in dealing with grief, particularly after a death. It allows for expression of emotions, fosters a sense of belonging and identity, and facilitates mourning.
Many studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of music therapy for adults and children suffering from anxiety or depression. Furthermore, it can be an invaluable addition to other types of treatments for these disorders.
Music therapy is often employed in psychiatric and pediatric settings, as well as military settings. Additionally, it has gained popularity within the private sector.
Over the past two decades, there has been an abundance of publications regarding music therapy and its applications in different countries or regions. To identify emerging trends within this field, this study analyzed global bibliometrics of these publications to uncover trends. The result was that annual publications in music therapy have significantly increased and also showed off a strong global research structure within this field.
Overall, music therapy research from the past two decades has had a major impact on the international academic community. According to this study’s co-citation counts of the top 71 references, researchers in the United States, Norway and Denmark are leading this field due to strong collaboration among scholars from different countries and regions. Furthermore, publications from these regions or countries had higher impacts based on citations on WoS, citations per study and H-index scores; showing they have made important contributions towards shaping both its development as an area of study as well as its structure overall.