What is Art Therapy?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy and is often combined with traditional psychotherapeutic techniques as a way of integrating the creative process and the therapeutic process.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Restlessness (akathisia) 12 14
Post-traumatic stress disorder 5 3
Promote relaxation 4 4
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 3 1
Fibromyalgia 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Art Therapy

Side effect Patients
Costly (ie money or time) 1
Positive side effects 1
Relaxation 1
Stress 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Art Therapy

Dosage Patients
4 hr monthly 1
20 hr weekly 1
40 hr weekly 1
0mg as needed 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Art Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Art Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Art Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 7
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 19
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Art Therapy.