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Does Art Therapy Really Work For Depression
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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