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Lariza Fenner, M.S., ATR, MAT, Core Faculty in Counseling: Art Therapy, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Lariza Fenner, Core Faculty in
Art Therapy, Comments on Recent
Study on Art, Depression and Teens

A Boston College research team reported significant correlation between depressive symptoms and the practice of music, art and drama in a longitudinal study of more than 2,400 teens. Their study appears in the November 2012 issue of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.

Lariza Fenner M.S., ATR, MAT, Core Faculty in the Adler School's M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy program, says this correlation may not necessarily be the case. Additionally: Art can create strong dialogue for a variety of emotions, not just depression.

Click here to read “Depressed teens drawn to the arts?"

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