Research brief: GPs most popular stress remedy

A survey by the charity Developing Patient Partnerships found that 41 per cent of people would go to their GP to help deal with stress, while 15 per cent chose their pharmacy. A quarter of the population admitted to self-medicating with cigarettes, and just over a third of men said that they turned to alcohol. Automated call centres, mobile phones and crashing computers were top causes of stress (www.dpp.org.uk).

 

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