Illustrating the body: Cross-sectional and prospective investigations of the impact of life drawing sessions on body image

  title={Illustrating the body: Cross-sectional and prospective investigations of the impact of life drawing sessions on body image},
  author={Viren Swami},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  • V. Swami
  • Published 30 January 2016
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry Research
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