Tim Brunson DCH

Welcome to The International Hypnosis Research Institute Web site. Our intention is to support and promote the further worldwide integration of comprehensive evidence-based research and clinical hypnotherapy with mainstream mental health, medicine, and coaching. We do so by disseminating, supporting, and conducting research, providing professional level education, advocating increased level of practitioner competency, and supporting the viability and success of clinical practitioners. Although currently over 80% of our membership is comprised of mental health practitioners, we fully recognize the role, support, involvement, and needs of those in the medical and coaching fields. This site is not intended as a source of medical or psychological advice. Tim Brunson, PhD

The effect of music therapy on mood and anxiety-depression.

A previous study (carried out in 2003-2004) had included 34 patients with traumatic brain injury in order to study the feasibility and usefulness of music therapy in patients with this type of injury.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of music therapy on mood, anxiety and depression in institutionalised patients with traumatic brain injury.

STUDY METHODOLOGY: A prospective, observational study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with traumatic brain injury were included in the present study and took part in individual, weekly, 1-hour music therapy sessions over a period of 20 weeks. Each session was divided into two 30-minute periods - one devoted to listening to music (receptive music therapy) and the other to playing an instrument (active music therapy). The assessment criteria (measured at weeks 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20) were mood (on the face scale) and anxiety-depression (on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression [HAD] Scale). Mood was assessed immediately before and after the first music therapy session and every fifth session.

RESULTS: Music therapy enabled a significant improvement in mood, from the first session onwards. This short-term effect was confirmed by the immediate changes in the scores after music therapy sessions (from 4.6+/-3.2 to 2.6+/-2; p<0.01). Music therapy also led to a significant reduction in anxiety-depression (p<0.05) from week 10 onwards and up until the end of the study (week 20).

CONCLUSION: These results confirm the usefulness of music therapy in the treatment of anxiety-depression and mood in patients with traumatic brain injury. Music therapy could usefully form an integral part of the management programme for these patients.

Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2008 Nov 6. Guétin S, Soua B, Voiriot G, Picot MC, Hérisson C. Service de neurologie, centre Mémoire de ressources et de recherches (CMRR), Inserm U888, CHRU Montpellier, 34295 Montpellier, France; Association de

musicothérapie applications et recherches cliniques (Amarc), 75017 Paris, France(1); Foyer d'accueil médicalisé << Les-Fontaines-d'O >>, ADAGES, 71, rue

Henri-Noguères, 34090 Montpellier, France.

There are no trackbacks for this entry.

Trackback URL for this entry:

© 2000 - 2023The International Hypnosis Research Institute, All Rights Reserved.