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March 1951

Schizophrenic Art: Its Meaning in Psychotherapy

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(3):412. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320030149014

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For the past nine years, Maragaret Naumburg has done research in the field of art and psychotherapy. She describes the research project and the use of spontaneous art expression as a means of diagnosis and therapy. The descriptions and illustrations of this book center around the clinical study of the art products of two young schizophrenic patients. Spontaneous art expression is considered a supportive aid in the development of interpersonal relations.

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