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Is poetry the new Prozac? [UK]:
Poetry is good for your health. That, at least, is the premise of studies currently under way for the Arts Council and the Department of Health. One study, published a couple of years ago in the journal Psychological Reports, suggested that writing poetry boosted levels of secretory immunoglobin A. Another, undertaken by a consultant at Bristol Royal Infirmary, concluded that poetry enabled seven per cent of mental health patients to be weaned off their anti-depressants. Poetry, it seems, is not the new rock'n'roll, but the new Prozac. [...]
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At 7:19 PM, Blogger Cherilyn Ferroggiaro replied:

I can see it helping as far as a therapy goes - poetry is a great form of relaxation. But honestly, I know quite a few crazy folk that write and remain just as wild as ever! ;) Good read.    



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