Depression and exercise
Sarris, Jerome, Kavanagh, David J., & Newton, Robert (2008) Depression and exercise. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 7(3), pp. 48-62.
With the efficacy of antidepressants under a question mark, many depressed patients are turning to commonsense remedies such as exercise. Increasing activity not only has physical effects that lift a depressive mood: it can be fun as well. Summary: Regular exercise improves mood and helps to relieve depression • Exercise increases BDNF, b–endorphins, regulates HPTA axis and 5HT, decreases cortisol, increases testosterone and growth hormone • Higher intensity anabolic and perhaps aerobic training appear to have greater antidepressant effects • Exercise programmes should be tailored to the individual’s needs
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Depression, Exercise, Anabolic exercise, Aerobic exercise|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||11 May 2009 09:11|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:50|
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