Psychiatry

Horticultural Therapy Treats Mental Illnesses With Gardening

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Thava Mehadevan, the director of operations at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, sees modern psychotherapy methods such as medication as important tools in maintaining a healthy mind—but not as Swiss army knives to treat any and every ailment. Instead, he encourages patients to try things like horticultural therapy, which gets patients out into the world, interacting with plants and socializing with their fellow gardeners. Here's some more about these healing gardens, and other incredible gardens from around the world.

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