What is it?
Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses different forms of art, including drawing, painting, and sculpture, to lift mood, awareness, and self-esteem.
Art therapy allows people to express their inner thoughts when speaking is difficult or not possible. It’s thought to provide benefit by using self-expression to improve mood and healing.
People use art therapy for anxiety, depression, autism, quality of life, schizophrenia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Don’t confuse art therapy with music therapy. These are not the same.
Is it effective?
Possibly Effective for …
- Depression. Different types of art therapy help improve symptoms in adults and children with depression.
There is interest in using art therapy for a number of other purposes, but there isn’t enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
Is there concern for the safety of its use?
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if art therapy is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. But there’s no reason to expect safety concerns when used correctly.
Are there any drug interactions?
Are there any interactions with herbs and supplements?
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