Music Being A solution for Mental health during the Pandemic as per Chennai’s Hospital.
Strong mental well-being corresponds to positive feelings. Music is very effective and has a positive effect on the nervous system. A cheerful song can boost your mind and turn away a bad day. Music helps you concentrate and stay focused during a particular task. Music reduces stress and anxiety and promotes mental rehabilitation.
During this pandemic, it’s very difficult for each one of us to stay positive. It has not only affected our health physically but also mentally. People are unemployed, have lost their loved ones. In case they are tested positive they are left alone inside a room and isolated. All these have made us mentally weak. Most of them have started consulting doctors in order to stabilize their mental well-being. According to experts, music has improved mental health.
Amidst these, Kauvery hospital from Chennai has started to highlight the message of music therapy, as it can improve the overall psychological health.
A consultant psychiatrist named Yamini Kannappan from Cauvery hospital identified that from the past one year they have seen patients deprived of sleep, with endogenous depression and confusion after the effect of covid.” We have noted aggression among children and adolescents due to isolation. We see a significant number of people consulting for some health concerns. Among our treatment recommendations, music also finds a place as a key therapy which we recommend to relax the brain and body, and relieve stress. The type of music also plays a key role in the result, she mentioned.
According to the study, music increases the release of pleasure-causing substances in the brain like norepinephrine and melatonin. It also reduces stress-causing hormone production. The sorrowful tune with lyrics has greater emotional kick than that of the merry sans lyrics.” The subjective experience of joy and the objective experience of having goosebumps while listening to powerful music is evidence of the fact that music stimulates the reward center of the brain called nucleus accusers. While the arousal and mood-regulating effects of music are well known to us, the profound effect of lyrics as an efficient emotional processing tool is less explored. Powerful lyrics can increase self-awareness, aid in self-exploration, and allow us to process difficult emotions,” stated Dr. Yamini.
According to the research, music therapy helps improve blood pressure. Adding to the above statements Dr. Yamini said ” we have also seen the patient’s verbal communication improve through music therapy. The musical patterns help to express emotions better. Sometimes it’s not just listening to music but studying, writing songs, playing instruments and singing would aid in improving their well being”. Music- therapy is a prominent tool in medicine. It helps overcome the autism spectrum in kids, chronic pain, diseases like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s in older adults, and improves cardiac outputs.
The co-founder and executive director of Kauvery hospital, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj said that ” We have seen a rise in the number of people expressing their concerns about their mental health and seeking help. However, there is also a large group of people who tend to ignore any symptoms and shy away from seeking help. As physicians are deeply concerned about their well-being, we urge people to be aware of their own mental health and to check on their family or friends and help them in seeking help”.