Exercise for depression

Gillian E Mead, Wendy Morley, Paul Campbell, Carolyn A Greig, Marion McMurdo, Debbie A Lawlor

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Depression is a common and important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Depression is commonly treated with antidepressants and/or psychotherapy, but some people may prefer alternative approaches such as exercise. There are a number of theoretical reasons why exercise may improve depression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)CD004366
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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