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Exercise as a treatment for depression

Published on 04-12-2018

Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis, 2016

This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (23 RCTs and 977 participants) studied the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for unipolar depression, and as an independent intervention, and as an additional intervention to antidepressant treatment.

Conclusions: Exercise is an effective intervention for depression, and can also be a useful adjuvant treatment in combination with anti-depressants.


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