A Case Study of a Depressed Patient
Journal/Book: British Journal of Music Therapy. 1984; 15: Herfortshire, UK. British Society for Music Therapy 69 Avondale Avenue East Barnet EN4 8NB Hertfordshire UK. 2-6.
Abstract: This paper describes hospital work helping to lead an intelligent depressed female out-patient out of a state of depression which masked painful feelings of sadnes, impotence and anger into a more courageous self-aware, postively-contributing attitude to life in 22 sessions. The method used was via her gaining insight into her real feelings partly through externalising them in musical duet improvisation with the analytically-informed music therapist, partly through help gained through the therapist's interpretation based on concordant identification and discussion of her plans and results of the experimental application of these insights to her practical life and relationships.
Keyword(s): depression, duet, improvisation, sad, impotence, anger, insight, analytic-interpretation, experiment.