Category Archives: Depression

GPs devise new treatment to beat depression. It’s called gardening

The ‘green gym’ provides exercise, therapeutic relaxation … and it’s dirt cheap, says top medic

Sunday 25 March 2012

 

Doctors are to swap pills for the potting shed under plans to prescribe gardening on the NHS as a way to help patients beat depression.

Time spent planting, pruning and propagating can be more powerful than a dose of expensive drugs, according to Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians.

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