Crime novels combat depression, says study



Web Desk: Experts suggest that reading is effective and could reduce reliance on antidepressants in many cases and also ease depression.

The number of depression cases is kept on increasing, but instead of taking too many pills, patients should read crime novels.

Recent study has found patients prescribed reading for mild to moderate depression, a treatment called as bibliotherapy, saw improvements in mood and psychological well-being.

The researchers concluded, “Bibliotherapy appears to be effective in the reduction of depressive symptoms in the long term, and could be an affordable treatment that reduces the need for medications.”

Source: Deccanchronicle