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.
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
• 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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