"Plants will be prescribed as a form of mental health treatment"

The president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists believes that houseplants, exercise, and gardening should all be prescribed as mental health treatments.

Dr. Adrian James believes that, in addition to therapy and medication, doctors will soon turn to “social prescribing,” and that some have already done so. According to Dr. James, patients can benefit by “nurturing a living creature and giving it some significance.”

He was defending ITV’s Love Your Garden co-host David Domoney, whose Chelsea Flower Show exhibit contained plants that promote wellbeing and who said that humans and plants had a “symbiotic interaction within the home.”

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