Exercise as a treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders: a review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article reviews evidence supporting exercise as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. Although data from randomized trials are limited, results of studies included in this review generally support use of exercise as an alternative or adjunctive treatment. Discussion of practical issues regarding exercise, potential mechanisms for the beneficial effects of exercise, and recommendations for future research are provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barbour, KA; Edenfield, TM; Blumenthal, JA

Published Date

  • November 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 359 - 367

PubMed ID

  • 18197069

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-7501

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.HCR.0000300262.69645.95


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States