Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors
Anxiety, art therapy, comorbidity, meditation, mental health
In this literature review, several articles and studies are discussed to address the question: What is the relationship between making art and anxiety? Within the literature discussed, three themes are reviewed: the effects of making art on anxiety, the long-term impacts of making art, and making art and other psychological conditions. The literature reviewed suggested that making art significantly improves the symptoms of anxiety, helps participants achieve meditative, or flow, states, improves the participants' emotional regulation and quality of life, and that making art helps with comorbidity and even other psychological conditions besides anxiety disorders.
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Armendariz Sullivan, Madeline R., "Literature Review: the Relationship Between Art and Anxiety" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1212.