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Exercise for adolescents with depressive disorders: a feasibility study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22888415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Objectives. Adolescence is associated with increased depressive symptoms and decreased aerobic exercise, yet the relationship between exercise and clinical depression among adolescents requires further examination. This study assessed the feasibility of a 12-week intervention designed to increase exercise for adolescents with depressive disorders: Will a teenager with depression exercise? Methods. Participants were 13 adolescents with depression reporting low levels of aerobic exercise. They completed a 12-week intervention (15 supervised exercise sessions and 21 independent sessions). Exercise was measured through the aerobic exercise Questionnaire, actigraphy, and heart-rate monitoring. Depression was measured with the Children's Depression Rating Scale, Revised, and Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, Self-Report. Results. All participants who started the intervention completed the protocol, attending all supervised exercise sessions. Actigraphy verified 81% adherence to the protocol's independent sessions. Analysis of secondary outcomes showed a significant increase in exercise levels and a significant decrease in depression severity. Initially, ten participants were overweight or obese, and three were healthy weight. After 12 weeks of exercise, the number of participants in the healthy-weight category doubled. Conclusions. Adolescents suffering from depression can complete a rigorous protocol requiring structured increases in aerobic exercise. Participants showed significant increases in exercise, and significant decreases in depressive symptoms.
Authors:
Richard R Dopp; Ann J Mooney; Roseanne Armitage; Cheryl King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Depression research and treatment     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-133X     ISO Abbreviation:  Depress Res Treat     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101546752     Medline TA:  Depress Res Treat     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257472     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2700, USA.
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