International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Impact of Music Therapy on Mental Patients: Review based on Implementation of Music Therapy in the Islamic Civilization
Roziah Sidik, Mat Sidek, Azmul Fahimi Kamaruzaman, Mohd Jailani Abdullah

Objectives: Objectives of this study are to analyse impact of music therapy on mental patients; to analyse the diversity of music therapy treatment methods; and to categorize music therapy as a complementary treatment. Methods: This qualitative research is descriptive and more of an elaboration on the meaning of matters researched. It does not prioritize numerical data, is less structured, more open and focused on process. We chose a content analysis and historical study approach. Results: This study shows that music therapy was applied with the aid of an audio system which processed the sounds waves and sent information to the brain to be interpreted as sounds. Conclusions: This study concludes that music therapy cannot fully heal a patient but can alleviate symptoms or give relief to the patient. Therefore, it is more of a complementary therapy rather than the main.

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