Title

Music and Anxiety in Teenagers

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Teenagers are prone to mental health issues as they explore their future as they approach becoming young adults, thus this environment creates immense levels of stress, anxiety, and even depression. The economic cost of mental health disorders in the US is over $300 billion USD currently. In 1990, the economic cost was $147.8 billion USD. The great cost of mental health indicates that mental healthcare specialists are in need of medications, experience, and materials required to assist patients properly. To reduce economic costs, anxiety can be focused on as the most commonly diagnosed mental illness and therefore has a greater impact on the overall cost. The cost of mental health care is due to the specialists who assist teenagers requiring numerous materials, medicine, and experience in order to address a patient's illness and treat it accordingly. However, traditional methods of therapy and prescriptions can be hard to come by for low-income families. Alternative practices such as music must be considered to achieve affordable methods that reduce symptoms and levels of anxiety. Classical, jazz, and instrumental music have been found to relieve anxiety due to their calming, smoother sounds and rhythm. Participants from a public high school in the US are surveyed and interviewed to conclude if participants’ anxiety level differs from a pre-test to a post-test. Using a self-reported questionnaire that accurately determines anxiety levels based on self-analysis questions, the research further concludes after a 2-week period and interview process when final anxiety levels are recorded and ultimately analyze to conclude whether the null hypothesis can or cannot be rejected.

Location

ECL 119

Start Date

3-25-2023 11:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 11:45 AM

Music and Anxiety in Teenagers

ECL 119

Teenagers are prone to mental health issues as they explore their future as they approach becoming young adults, thus this environment creates immense levels of stress, anxiety, and even depression. The economic cost of mental health disorders in the US is over $300 billion USD currently. In 1990, the economic cost was $147.8 billion USD. The great cost of mental health indicates that mental healthcare specialists are in need of medications, experience, and materials required to assist patients properly. To reduce economic costs, anxiety can be focused on as the most commonly diagnosed mental illness and therefore has a greater impact on the overall cost. The cost of mental health care is due to the specialists who assist teenagers requiring numerous materials, medicine, and experience in order to address a patient's illness and treat it accordingly. However, traditional methods of therapy and prescriptions can be hard to come by for low-income families. Alternative practices such as music must be considered to achieve affordable methods that reduce symptoms and levels of anxiety. Classical, jazz, and instrumental music have been found to relieve anxiety due to their calming, smoother sounds and rhythm. Participants from a public high school in the US are surveyed and interviewed to conclude if participants’ anxiety level differs from a pre-test to a post-test. Using a self-reported questionnaire that accurately determines anxiety levels based on self-analysis questions, the research further concludes after a 2-week period and interview process when final anxiety levels are recorded and ultimately analyze to conclude whether the null hypothesis can or cannot be rejected.