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Art therapy with a child with pulmonary hypertension
  1. S McGregor1,
  2. M Morton2
  1. 1Creative Therapies, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Academic Unit of Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Morton, Academic Unit of Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Caledonia House, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK; Michael.morton{at}

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An 11-year-old girl with life-limiting pulmonary hypertension was offered art therapy as a mode of communication about her condition. Hour-long therapy sessions were weekly, over 5 years during which her condition improved and she prepared to move on to college. No claims are made for art therapy apart from it being part of her treatment. She said she needed art therapy because …

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