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Three minutes of self-help to lift your mood

Could a series of self-help CDs offer an alternative to anti-depressants and cognitive behaviour therapy?

The course has been developed by an Edinburgh GP.

In areas where it has been implemented, prescribing of drugs for depression has reduced by 20% and there have been fewer repeat visits to GPs.

More than 320 GPs have been trained and some 50,000 patients have been prescribed the CDs through the NHS.

  • 30 Nov 2012