Year: 1979 Source: American Journal of Art Therapy, v.18, (July 1979), p.123-127 SIEC No: 19842699

This case history of a 24 year old suicidal female, admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of psychotic depressive disorder, demonstrates the effectiveness of art as a therapy. The patient was able to reduce tension from aspects of her personality (hostility, sexuality, dependency, anxiety, suicidal ideation) that had previously overwhelmed her, by expressing these emotions in artistic form.(NBB)