Behavioral Neuroscience | Sensory Systems | Cognitive Neuroscience | Developmental & Pediatric Neurology | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Music & acoustic awareness: Integral to beneficial inpatient psychiatric intervention
Susan B Wesley*
*Corresponding author: Susan B Wesley
Husson University, Bangor, ME, USA
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 222 (poster) [ENGLISH]
Poster [1.32 MB]
New York Academy of Sciences 2011 - Music, Science & Medicine: Frontiers in Biomedical Research & Clinical Applications meeting , 25 Mar 2011, 37
An over-stimulated auditory system negatively impacts patient treatment particularly when cranial nerve 10 or the vagal nerve is understood in its afferent role in the auditory system. Hospital environments, built and natural, are sources of auditory stimulation. Music therapy informed by acoustical information has been shown to enhance treatment of inpatient children in psychiatric care.
This work provides an overview of five years of evidence influenced investigation at an acute care psychiatric hospital in Maine. From early 2001 through to the summer of 2005, this series of investigations provided useful insights that relate to the influence of the unit’s acoustics, patient behavior and specific music interventions used to lower aggressive behavior particularly at the bed-time hour and overnight.
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