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Reduce of rating on the HDRS scale during the process of therapy prevealed in responders group with presence of anxious-depressive symptoms in the structure of the actual exacerbation. This parameter at the final testing in the group №1 was 2.8 (Pic. 2)

In a clinical pattern in non-responders group there prevailed such symptoms as a bad mood with feelings of a vital angst, anhedonical complaints, loss of ability to work, insomnia with early wakening, feelings of internal exertion and  unclear anxiety.

The same as in responders group, these patients already on the first week demonstrated the significant reduce of anxiety, but it’s basal level in this group was a bit lower - 3,56±1,3, but after the anxiety symptoms increased and at the end of investigation were 3.2±1,1 (Pic. 1).

Picture 1. Dynamics of the anxiety rating on HDRS scale during art-therapy in responders group

There was markable that at initial investigation the expression of psychopathological symptomatics in first group was a little bit more than in a second group, but there were no statistical difference between them (р>0,05). So, the general expression of psychopathologic signs was not determinative in sensitivity to art-therapy.

Already after 4 weeks there was marked the trend to more effective art-therapy in a group of patients with depressive symptoms. On the first stage of therapy the statistically obvious differences were registered by subscales, characterizing the anxiety-depression and somatical disorders (Pic. 2).

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