Yes that's what I wrote - bibliotherapy!
From - HEALTH JOURNAL
Reading Your Way
To Mental Health
By KEVIN HELLIKER
July 31, 2007; Page D1
A growing number of therapists are recommending something surprising for depressed and anxious patients: Read a book.
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. In May alone, the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy published two studies demonstrating the effectiveness of bibliotherapy in patients with depression or other mood disorders. The national health system in Britain this year is prescribing self-help books for tens of thousands of people seeking medical attention for mood disorders.
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I posted this on my RWA Chapter loop with the following comment:
We just need them to endorse romance! Imagine the dosage/slogan: A romance novel a day keeps the blues away!