Year: 2009 Source: New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., (2009). p.271-298 SIEC No: 20100090

This chapter examines the value of artwork as a diagnostic tool for patients with psychosis. Discussion is focused on the art expressions rather than on the mental illness of the artists. Paintings are reviewed for their potential contribution to a better understanding of the patients’ emotional state, particularly masked depression among patients with schizophrenia. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the symbols in the patients’ drawings. (44 refs.)