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Exploring exercise as an avenue for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23002943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anxiety disorders constitute a significant public health problem. Current gold standard treatments are limited in their effectiveness, prompting the consideration of alternative approaches. In this review, we examine the evidence for exercise as an intervention for anxiety disorders. This evidence comes from population studies, studies of nonclinical anxiety reduction, as well as a limited number of studies of clinically anxious individuals. All of these studies provide converging evidence for consistent beneficial effects of exercise on anxiety, and are consistent with a variety of accounts of the mechanism of anxiety reduction with exercise. Further study of clinical populations is encouraged, as are studies of the mechanism of change of exercise interventions, which have the potential to help refine exercise intervention strategies. Likewise, studies that identify moderators of treatment efficacy will assist clinicians in deciding how and for whom to prescribe exercise.
Authors:
Lindsey B DeBoer; Mark B Powers; Angela C Utschig; Michael W Otto; Jasper A J Smits
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  2013-02-26     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Southern Methodist University, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1100, Dallas, TX 75206, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living / psychology
Animals
Anti-Anxiety Agents / therapeutic use
Anxiety Disorders / drug therapy,  metabolism,  psychology,  therapy*
Brain Chemistry
Cognitive Therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Emotional Intelligence
Evidence-Based Medicine
Exercise* / psychology
Extinction, Psychological
Humans
Individualized Medicine
Motor Activity
Self Efficacy
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DA027533/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA027533/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R34DA031038/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Anxiety Agents
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