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Can art and creativity therapies help in cancer welfare?

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Can art and creativity therapies help in cancer welfare?

QuestionsCategory: cancerCan art and creativity therapies help in cancer welfare?
Daakshi asked 8 months ago
Can art and creativity therapies help in cancer welfare?
Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff replied 7 months ago

Treatment of cancer is a tedious process that has to deal with management of symptoms, pain, grief, sorrow, procurement of financial and transportation issues. These all factors lead to emotional and mental stress.

Art and creativity can help in the best way to deal with emotional and mental stress. It can provide an opportunity for a quiet and relaxation time to do as per the person wishes to do alone. People will find taking the time to paint aids to motivate their attitude. If people feel discouraged,they might be motivated to continue with the treatment. If people are feeling afraid then they might feel calmness and peace.

Benefits of art and creativity for people with cancer:

Improvement in mental health/emotional well-being:

Art therapy for women in breast cancer help in reducing depression, anxiety and fatigue
Art therapy can cut down the symptoms of anxiety and depression
Benefits of art therapy will present for a long period and provide emotional well-being to the patients.
Art therapy can decrease the time of hospitalisation inpatients
This therapy improves total quality of life, physical health and psychological health of the patients

Social support

Creating art will helpful to the patients for expressing their feelings and feel better physically after experience of arts
New form of self expression, painting will give a positive effects in personal growth, coping and interactions of people with cancer

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