DID YOU KNOW that writing poetry can beat tranquillisers
A study conducted at the Bristol Royal Infirmary found that writing poetry can help with the emotional pain of bereavement and assist some to stop taking anti-depressants or tranquillisers. Of the 200 people who took part in the study, 56% said that writing poetry reduced anxiety. Other forms of creative writing, were thought to produce the same effect.
Source: an article by Sally Balfe published Oct 1998 issue 33 of Stress