Escaping into a book is a great way to relax and release the pressures of the world, but now a new report claims that diving into a crime novel can actually be a big help against depression.
While it’s not clear if today’s teens read crime or mystery books, but there is something called “Bibliothreapy,” and according to Daily Mail, “research suggested that reading can ease depression. While it is not a cure, experts believe it is effective and could reduce the reliance on antidepressants in some cases.”
For those suffering from teen depression, Bibliotherapy could indeed help improve teen mental health. As this report continues, “Two recent studies have found patients prescribed reading for mild to moderate depression saw improvements in mood and psychological well being.”
Of course, reading self-help books can be very beneficial for troubled youth, and this report also states that reading mysteries could be very beneficial to combating depression as well. One doctor says, “My research shows some patient like the comfort and safety of a crime drama, where they know the crime will be soled.”