Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns Volume 2

Compared to the control sessions, significantly greater pre- to post-session anxiety reductions were seen in all three art-making groups, as measured objectively. As far as the subjective measure, a significant decrease in anxiety was seen with free-form painting, compared to the control session. The authors conclude that more research should be done on art-making and stress reduction given how common anxiety disorders are in the U.S. and how important it is to find new ways of stress reduction.

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