Natura e salute mentale: pratiche ortoterapiche nel trattamento di psicopatologie negli adulti

Titolo Rivista: PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE
Autori/Curatori: Giulia Elena Trentini, Monica Cattalini, Laura Arru, Francesco Preziosi, Chiara Marchi, Francesca Cavallini
Anno di pubblicazione: 2022 Fascicolo: 2 Lingua: Italiano
Numero pagine: 24 P. 31-54 Dimensione file: 312 KB
DOI: 10.3280/PDS2022-002004
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Negli ultimi anni si è registrato un aumento dei disturbi psichiatrici nella popolazione, in particolare disturbi depressivi. Parallelamente a questo bisogno è anche aumentato un interesse generale verso tutte quelle pratiche curative che coinvolgono la natura, tra cui l’ortoterapia. In questa rassegna gli autori hanno preso in considerazione 13 studi relativi agli effetti dell’ortoterapia, già in uso in ambito occupazionale o riabilitativo, come coadiuvante nel trattamento di disturbi psichiatrici, in particolare in caso di depressione o disturbo schizofrenico. Dall’analisi degli studi è emerso come pratiche orticolturali, intese come giardinaggio semplice, possano essere utili nel trattamento di varie psicopatologie, sempre in associazione ad una tera-pia convenzionale, nel miglioramento dello stato di salute di soggetti adulti con diverse patolo-gie. Questo tipo di trattamenti non farmacologici e fortemente adattabili a soggetti con diverse necessità e competenze, possono rappresentare una grande risorsa nel trattamento delle patolo-gie psichiatriche e dei disturbi psicologici. L’ortoterapia, somministrata da professionisti del settore, permetterebbe di utilizzare gli effetti benefici attivi e passivi che la natura esercita sull’uomo, all’interno di un’azione sinergica con le terapie convenzionali, così da potenziare gli effetti positivi sulla salute umana, psichica e fisica.

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Giulia Elena Trentini, Monica Cattalini, Laura Arru, Francesco Preziosi, Chiara Marchi, Francesca Cavallini, Natura e salute mentale: pratiche ortoterapiche nel trattamento di psicopatologie negli adulti in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2022, pp 31-54, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2022-002004