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Influence of Music as a Coping Strategy during COVID-19

Bhuvaneswari Ramesh

Keywords : COVID-19, Crisis, Managing stress, Music, Music therapy, Salutogenesis, Self-care,Coping

Citation Information : Ramesh B. Influence of Music as a Coping Strategy during COVID-19. 2020; 3 (3):128-130.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02266

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

COVID-19 or coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic is an acute respiratory syndrome, the causes and the effects of which are found to be enormous while the outcome and the treatments are still being understood. To handle the unknown, every country has brought in rules and regulations to safeguard the huge human population and lockdowns in movement and creating awareness on being socially distant. The sudden situation of crisis brought into our lives has also caused uncertainty about the future and the outcomes of this have been found to be psychological trauma and fear. Music along with mankind has evolved as a way of coping strategy for stress during psychological trauma in people\'s lives. Music has been found to have a profound effect on the physiological, psychological, and socializing aspects of human life. World over people have been using music to connect with each other from their homes. Technological enhancements of using music can also help in self-care allowing one\'s emotions to be expressed even when the need to maintain social distancing is mandatory. This article hopes to bring out the mechanism of music and the different techniques that may be used as a way of coping with crisis situations such as the COVID-19.


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