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- There are an estimated 264 million people living with Anxiety Disorders, and an estimated 322 million people living with Depression (WHO, 2017)
- Live music has been found to be more effective than recorded music in decreasing anxiety levels in cancer patients and patients with mental health disorders in various studies (Bailey, 1983; Ferrer, 2007).
- Chiasson et. al (2013) demonstrated that patients observed in an intensive ward unit experienced a decreased pain by 27% when exposed to live spontaneous harp music.
- This study aims to explore how frequent exposure to live & recorded music can be therapeutic to help cope with stress, anxiety, and depression
Veronica Fruit, PhD
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference, Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
Music Therapy, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, College or University Students
Hopper, Annalisa, "The Efficacy of Live Music Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Among College Students and Working Adults" (2019). Student Research Posters. 92.