Exercise for depression

G. M. Cooney, K. Dwan, C. A. Greig, D. A. Lawlor, J. Rimer, F. R. Waugh, M. McMurdo, G. E. Mead

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    Abstract

    Background
    Depression is a common and important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is commonly treated with anti depressants and/or psychological therapy, but some people prefer alternative approaches such as exercise. There are a number of theoretical reasons why exercise may improve depression. This is an update of a review first published in 2009.
    Objectives
    To determine the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment of depression in adults compared with no treatment or a comparator intervention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2
    Number of pages1
    JournalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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    Cooney, G. M., Dwan, K., Greig, C. A., Lawlor, D. A., Rimer, J., Waugh, F. R., McMurdo, M., & Mead, G. E. (2014). Exercise for depression. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 20(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1192/apt.20.1.2