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Den skapande bildens betydelse för hälsan hos personer med depressions- och ångestsyndrom
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this study has been to explore how art therapists experience the visual art´s that can be used in the promotion of health among people with depression - and anxiety disorders. The concept of SOC- sense of coherence has been a central term and a link between imaging and SOC were identified in the study. The underlying method in the study was a qualitative form, where semi-structured interviews were used. Through a strategic- sample five female art therapist were contacted, who all came to participate in the study. The study is essentially based on hermeneutical method and the analysis of interview material has been analyst by using thematic analysis. The results indicate that the therapists experiences shows that  visual art can be a support for people with depression- and anxiety disorders. The SOC- concept made its mark in the result and it came to show that the visual art´s may be a support for people with depression- and anxiety disorders. Visual art can help people with depression- and anxiety disorders to get more understanding and tools to manage their state according to the therapists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Visual arts, Mental illness, SOC, Depression, Anxiety disorders
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12097OAI: diva2:534135
Subject / course
Public health science
Educational program
Health education
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-02 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-08-02Bibliographically approved

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