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Exercise intensity and reduction in neurotic symptoms. A controlled follow-up study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2816466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The psychological benefits of walking and jogging were compared in 52 symptomatic neurotics over an 8-week training period and subsequent 6-month follow-up. Both groups showed marked reduction of anxiety, depression and global symptoms. Joggers had greater aerobic gain, but no greater psychologic benefit. Significantly larger numbers of joggers dropped out of the study. There was no relationship between aerobic gain and reduction of symptoms at the end of the program. However, at 6 months' follow-up, those with greater aerobic fitness had much lower anxiety levels. Changes in exercise frequency and aerobic capacity were also maintained at follow-up. Depression levels were not associated with aerobic fitness at follow-up. High initial exercise intensity appears to inhibit the forming of new exercise habits.
Authors:
H Sexton; A Maere; N H Dahl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-01     Completed Date:  1989-12-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Psychiatric Department, Innherred Hospital, Levanger, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Combined Modality Therapy
Depressive Disorder / therapy
Exercise*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Jogging*
Male
Middle Aged
Neurotic Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Physical Fitness
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

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