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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(1), 104-107
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-1-15
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The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of Music in Mental Health: Implications to National Development

Sunday N. Nnamani1,

1Music Unit, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Pmb 1010 Abakiliki Ebonyi State Nigeria

Pub. Date: January 25, 2016

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Sunday N. Nnamani. The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of Music in Mental Health: Implications to National Development. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(1):104-107. doi: 10.12691/education-4-1-15


This paper observes that from time immemorial, mental illness has been a global disease, yet its causes are still foggy to mankind. It further observes the powerful correlation between mental health and the role of music therapy as a means of advancing the physical, emotional, intellectual and social behaviour of students in schools. The music for the mentally ill has been observed to have both diagnostic and therapeutic values inherent in them when applied. The paper traces the development of music therapy, implications to music education and national development. It is the view of this paper that Universities, hospitals and churches in the country should establish music therapeutic centres in their institutions to enhance the practice of music therapy.

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