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BTS is a seven-membered South Korean boyband with a fandom named "ARMY." Music is generally associated with increased mental health, but not all types of music genres have been studied yet. With the current rise of Korean popular music (K-pop), it is important to understand what makes this genre popular and why fans claim it has improved their mental health. As BTS is currently the most popular K-pop group globally, they provide a unique look at how their music can help fans with depression and anxiety.
Popular music; Music; Korea (South); Mental health
Music | Music Therapy | Psychiatric and Mental Health
Le, Melissa, "You Never Walk Alone: How BTS Supports ARMY Mental Health and Well-Being" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 113.
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