Depression: Self-help books DO relieve the condition – and prevent it from returning even a year later

Self-help books DO relieve depression – and prevent it from returning Patients offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months and a year laterSelf-help books based on the principles of 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Books helped motivate people and encourage positive life changes, say Scottish researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression Reading a self-help book really can alleviate depression, new research suggests.

Passing electric current through the brain "lifts half of patients from depression"

Passing electric current through the brain 'lifts half of patients from depression' | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 8 March 2012 Passing electric currents through the brain has been found to lift half of patients out of depression, according to a new study.