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Does art therapy really work for depression?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Art therapy
In the context of ongoing psychotherapy, creating art can be a great way to express inner feeling that's hard to communicate in words.
That's why as a group these are called "expressive" therapies. Insights can come about complex issues, through images that may arise in dreams or reveries -- and put on paper or canvas. Some of us are better at writing than painting or drawing; many options!

In brief: Art therapy
In the context of ongoing psychotherapy, creating art can be a great way to express inner feeling that's hard to communicate in words.
That's why as a group these are called "expressive" therapies. Insights can come about complex issues, through images that may arise in dreams or reveries -- and put on paper or canvas. Some of us are better at writing than painting or drawing; many options!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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