After reducing of the anxiety rating other symptoms of depression also reduced smoothly, quite quickly (up to 2-nd – 3-rd week of treatment) disappeared insomnia and patients became more active physically, their mood had evened, but their complaints on anhedonia remained as well as reduced ability to work, problems with mental concentration, general somatical disbalance, disorders of the sexual mood and the weight loss. These symptoms appeared to be more resistant to conducted therapy and reduced only at the 4-6-th week of therapy – the patients started making real plans for future and more optimistically estimated their perspectives and started taking part in the everyday’s life and family activity. The indexes of positive dynamics in reduction of rating in Hamilton’s scale demonstrate the statistically reliable (p<0,001) reduce of depressive expressions (Table 3).
Picture 2. Reduce of rating during 4 weeks of art-therapy on HDRS subscales
On the basis of presented data there is possible to make a proposition that so quick reduction of somatical symptoms is due to registration mostly secondary symptoms (conditioned by anxiety) which depend on expression of depressive disorders.