Evidence shows that art therapy can help you with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating, personality and mood disorders and psychosis. Art therapy is recommended in the updated National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline for Schizophrenia. (2009) NHS Foundation Trust.

Recent brain research in attachment theory links problems with affective regulation with disturbed attachments with caregivers in early childhood; as well as linking affective regulation tasks with the right brain, which is organized non-verbally. This points to a special role for non-verbal treatment modalities such as art therapy. Malchiodi, 2003.


BBC news (May, 1999) reports that Art Therapy is a recognised intervention in the treatment of people suffering from dementia.

Juliet King: Art Therapy and Neuroscience: A Revitalized Synthesis

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this video clearly explains the developing brain in childhood.

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