COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF REBT AND MUSIC THERAPY ON HOSPITALIZED DEPRESSED PATIENTS
The study examined the comparative effects of REBT and Music Therapy on depression. Ten (10) clinically depressed inmates of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre Obosi in Anambra State served as the participants in the study. 8(80%) were males while 2(20%) were females. The ages of the participants rangedfrom 18 to 64years with a mean age of 41.7 and
standard deviation of 15.9. Two instruments were used for the study: the self Rating
Depression Scale (SDS) developed by Zung (1965), and a Sony D VDplayer, made in Japan and the musical compact disc. The design is pretest-posttest within subject experimental
design. Based on the design, matched T-test statistics was usedfor hypothesis 1and 1I, while for hypothesis III independent T-test statistics was applied. The first hypothesis which stated
that music therapy will significantly lower depression among patients was upheld at P< .01 level of significance, the second hypothesis which stated that Rational Emotive Behaviour
Therapy will significantly lower depression among patients was also upheld at P< .01 level of significance, and The third hypothesis which stated that depressed patients who received Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy will show significantly lower depression when compared with those that receive Music Therapy was rejected at P> .01 level of significance. It is recommended that the potentials of music therapy be further explored since it holds promise for an affordable and dependable treatment modality.