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Should practitioners promote physical activity as a treatment for depression?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21125058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For many years, experts have been debating the pros and cons of exercise for depression. Proponents of exercise for depression point to those clinical trials which have shown that exercise improves mood, while sceptics point out the methodological problems in many of the apparently positive trials, and the uncertainties around the acceptability of exercise as a treatment for depression. Here two experts critically review the evidence around exercise for depression, provide arguments for and against the promotion of physical activity as a treatment for depression, explore issues around the generalisability of exercise as a treatment for depression and look to the future by discussing ongoing trials that will provide more evidence to inform this important debate.
M Donaghy; A H Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1478-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Physicians Edinb     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101144324     Medline TA:  J R Coll Physicians Edinb     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Musselburgh EH216UU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Depression / prevention & control*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Exercise / psychology*
Family Practice*
Health Promotion*
Practice Guidelines as Topic

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