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GPs prescribe self help books for mental health problems

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1285-b (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1285
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Patients are being prescribed “do it yourself” health books from the local public library in what's believed to be the first project of its kind in the United Kingdom.

    Patients with mild to moderate forms of a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, social phobia, and eating disorders, are being offered the option of a prescription for a …

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