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Does art therapy really work for depression?

Does art therapy really work for depression?

It Can: Art therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression, especially if artistic endeavors are something you already enjoy doing. Art enhances creativity, is a great way to express your emotions, and has a positive effect on self esteem. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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What types of illnesses does art therapy work for?

What types of illnesses does art therapy work for?

Most of them but-: Counseling and even medication are usually part of the treatment. It's more often used in children or in patients who have serious problems or trust issues and are not good at talk therapy or have so many fears that they avoid medication until they are more trusting of their therapists and therapy. Art therapy is useful in certain brain damaged or other neurological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Does art therapy work?

Yes: Art therapy is wonderful when the client is unable to voice certain issues or feelings comfortably and/or is unaware of them. Bringing in the art/writing is very therapeutic and has brought tremendous value to my work with my clients past and present. I actually incorporate art and card decks to heal visual trauma from painful issues. It works wonders. For more contact me. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take till depression therapies start to work?

If you mean: Medications, it depends on the medication. In general, 4 weeks, though some people respond quicker. ...Read more

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What should you do when therapy, and meds no longer work for your depression?

Re-evaluate: When depression treatment no longer seems effective it is time to step back and re-evaluate things.Questions to consider are: do I have a good rapport with my dr./therapist or perhaps i need a change? Have i tried all available medical and non-medical treatments? Am i currently living or working in a stressful situation which would adversely affect my ability to improve? ...Read more

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Going to try shock therapy, but that might not work either. Any other solution for chronic depression?

Going to try shock therapy, but that might not work either. Any other solution for chronic depression?

Yes, there are: I am going to work under the assumption that you have tried multiple medication combinations and psychotherapy with little benefit or benefit that stopped. For severe treatment resistant depression ( unipolar) there is tms, transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain, the neurosurgically implanted vagal nerve stimulator vns and experimental deep brain stimulation. Iv hallucinogens are being used with some success at some centers. ...Read more

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How can spirit release therapy work to heal depression and other mental illnesses?

Not accepted : This is not a standard acceptable practice for licensed psychotherapists and counselors! please see a trained mental health professional for treatment of depression and other mental illnesses. A licensed person would have md, phd, mft or lcsw after their name. ...Read more

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In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

Ur Growth, Here, Now: Humanistic approaches 2helping u clear obstacles in ur path blocking u from leading a more fulfilling life, feeling more connected w/others would tend 2focus on helping u examine these obstacles & help u come up w/ur own solutions. Ur perspectives on ur life & these obstacles would be key, as would helping u become aware of any judgement about them & how such judgments may be holding u back. ...Read more

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Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

May help...: There is some data to suggest that light therapy can be effective in helping to treat other conditions like non-seasonal depression and insomnia. Given there are really no side effects, it may be worthwhile trying. ...Read more

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Art Therapy (Definition)

Art therapy programs use the creative process of making art to help improve an individual's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They promote artistic expression to help people resolve issues, develop and manage their ...Read more