Scots Send Patients to Library for Mental Health Help

Patients with prescriptions are bypassing their local pharmacy – in favour of the library.

Doctors in the Lothians are prescribing self-help books to treat conditions such as mild depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Following a successful trial, the scheme is being launched across East Lothian on Monday to coincide with the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.

Edinburgh City Council is also considering introducing the project, and a similar one has already been successful in West Lothian.

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