In Britain, a charity called “The Reading Agency” has put together a list of books to be prescribed for mild to moderate depression – hopefully reducing the amount of pills that are taken. And they don’t mean traditional self-help books, but novels.
The list includes:
- Salman Rushdie: Haroun and the Sea of Stories
- Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
- Laurie Lee: Cider with Rosie
The agency says that reading can improve stress levels by over 60%.
Full story at CBC News.
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