Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Recently found an article
in The Wall Street Journal
by Kevin Helliker titled:
"Feeling depressed? Read a
book, say many therapists."
I am always interested in anything
that has to do with reading. Kevin states
that more therapists are recommending
something surprising for depressed and
anxious patients: Read a book.
He also gives research information. The treatment
is called bibliotherapy, and it is gaining force from
a spate of research showing that some self-help
books can measurably improve mental health.
For instance numerous clinical trials have shown
that "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy,"
a 1980 tome by Stanford University psychiatrist
David Burns, reduces depressive symptoms in large
numbers of readers.
This is just a brief summary of his article.
Very interesting and they have a name
for this too. Bibliotherapy. Wow!
Start writing your happy
Thank you Kevin Helliker at The Wall Street Journal!
Talk to you soon,
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