This is the new invented way to cure depression in canada
An art therapy cure is the prescription that could now be made by many doctors in Canada to treat depression. Indeed, starting from this month November 2018, patients with depression but not only; also, people with chronic illnesses or diabetes, would leave with orders to go to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
“More and more studies show that contact with works of art has a real impact on the physical and mental health of the population,” said Dr. Hélène Boyer, vice-president of the Association of Francophone Doctors of Canada (MFDC). And to highlight the scientific arguments, particularly related to cortisol and serotonin, “We secrete hormones when we visit a museum and these hormones are responsible for our well-being. People tend to think that it is only effective for mental health problems, but this is not the case, it is also effective for diabetic patients and people with chronic diseases”.
According to the doctor, “when we look at a work of art, our attention is focused on the work and we forget our sufferings and our anxieties”. In this sense, these visits ordered by a doctor will be free for the patient and their accompanying persons (maximum two adults and two underage persons will be able to profit from it). An initiative made possible by the joint cooperation between the Association of Francophone Doctors of Canada and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Association, in which these “visits” of a particular kind will take place.
This therapeutic project will initially be experimental for a period of one year before concluding their benefits.
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