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Reduction of depressive symptoms in non-responders group appeared to be slower, although their initial rating on Hamilton’s scale was higher than in responders - 18,1±1,9. To the end of investigation the reduction of depressive symptoms in this group was 62,4% from initial level and the mean range on Hamilton;s scale was 11,3±1,5 (Table 3).

Table 3

Results of indexes on HDRS method in longitude

Control point №

1 group

m±n

2 group

m±n

р

1

17,8±2,9

18,1±1,9

>0,05

2

12,3±1,2

14,2±1,4

>0,05

3

7,5±0.8

11,3±1.5

<0,05

The results of mathematical analysis, calculation of mean numbers, standard deviation and standard fallibility of mean number using Student’s t-criteria, the reliable differences in groups were achieved in the third control point.

Results

1. The main direction of the therapeutic method is anxiolytical activity, what is proved by a high level of anxiety reduction in responders and non-responders group.

2. Art-therapy has significant therapeutic ability for moderate depressive disorders, especially those, where main component of depressive syndrome is an anxiety combined with somatical appearances.

3. There is important to notice that among patients with recurrent affective disorders there were included to responders group mostly patients with a light degree of affective disorders, whereas in non-responders group there were mostly those with moderate degree of depressive disorder. There was insufficient effectiveness of the method for vital signs of depression at sufficient anxyolitic effect in these patients, what makes a task of combination the art-therapeutic method and anxyolitic means.

4.The results of the present investigation allow to make the conclusion on effectiveness of art-therapy for treatment a moderate deprerssive symptomatics, combined with psychosomatic reactions and vegetative disfunctions as the non-psychotic depressive disorders.

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