Trial and Air

Paradigm Change: British Docs Turn to Prescribing Books for Depression

Elizabeth Renter
January 15, 2014

“…Titles like ‘The Feeling Good Handbooks’, ‘Mind Over Mood’ and ‘Overcoming Depression’ seem to be the most popular according to Doctors say they see positive results from many of their patients, and their own observations aren’t the only proof of effectiveness…”

In assessing the approach’s merit, it was difficult to assess the results of the control sample.  Those who read titles such as The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), Being and Nothingness, The Catcher in the Rye, and Steven King novels tended to jump out the window of the study’s headquarters.

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