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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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SIQUEIRA, José Luiz Dias  and  LAGO, Angela Maria Chagas Villasuso. Coletivo da música: a study about relations between arts and mental health. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.3, n.1, pp. 93-111. ISSN 2236-6407.

The objective of this research is to look for an understanding concerning the music experiences of some Mental Health users. We made interviews with 6 subjects, participants of the Coletivo da Música project, which promotes musical activities in the Mental Health services, in Campinas. After the data collect, we analyzed the whole material, using as a reference the phenomenological method, searching for some signified units and to comprehend them from a psychological perspective. We asserted that music has an important role in the life for each subject, being relacioned to memory of remarkable moments. The music activities were relationed to improvement of mood state, socialization and personal expression.

Keywords : music; mental health; art therapy.

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