How Does Music Therapy Relate to Bipolar Disorder?

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“A mental disorder is a classified as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome that occurs and that is associated with present distress or disability or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom.” (Peters, 2000). Although mental disorders may have a variety of manifestations and degrees of severity, they all are characterized by persistent, abnormal patterns of problem behaviors. These clients are sometimes described as having behavior disorders or behavioral disorders. Mental illnesses and disorders traditionally have been classified into two broad categories of neuroses and psychoses. A neurosis is a mental disorder primarily characterized by anxiety. This anxiety may be experienced directly and be the main manifestation of the disorder or it may be unconsciously controlled or modified to produce other distressing symptoms. A psychosis is a more severe mental disorder that is primarily characterized by loss of contact with reality. Individuals who have psychoses have delusions, hallucinations and an impaired ability to test reality. For many, a mental disorder can hinder a person from keeping a job, family, relationships and sanity. The psychiatric problems that occur in adults are more likely to be associated with the stresses of everyday adaptation or a more chronic reaction resulting from distress over a longer period of time. What many people don’t know is that someone can in fact live a relatively normal life with the help of many therapies, such as music therapy to be specific. Continue reading

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Music Therapy For Autism

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Before beginning with the benefits of music therapy and autism, it is important to understand the conceptualization underlying this therapy. It can be defined as an evidence-based and clinical treatment that uses music interventions to accomplish individualized objectives. An accredited individual who has understood the approved music therapy program develops this holistic relationship. Continue reading

Tips For Parents That Will Help Their Child/Children Succeed In School

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As parents, we would want our children to succeed in school because an education is vital to their success, but oftentimes, we do not know what we can do to ensure their success. Yes, we would send them to school, … Continue reading

6 Things You Must Know That Will Stop Your Performance Anxiety

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The performance anxiety problem begins to look too big to solve for most, impossible to actually eliminate, overwhelming and improbable. Each time you attempt to change something in your life and don’t, the more you actually believe that you can’t. … Continue reading

Digging For Laughs: Sources Of Humor For Public Speakers

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How was your last speech received by your audience? If you talked with them an hour, a day, or even a week after you gave the speech no matter how good their listening skills were, do you think that they … Continue reading

Singing Audition Tips to Help You Get That Singing Career

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If you have been following American Idol on television, you can probably point out some tips from the judges’ criticisms on the auditions and you can now probably figure out what makes them say ‘no’ to these singers trying to … Continue reading