Exercise for depression

Gary M Cooney, Kerry Dwan, Carolyn A Greig, Debbie A Lawlor, Jane Rimer, Fiona R Waugh, Marion McMurdo, Gillian E Mead

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Depression is a common and important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Depression is commonly treated with antidepressants and/or psychological therapy, but some people may prefer alternative approaches such as exercise. There are a number of theoretical reasons why exercise may improve depression. This is an update of an earlier review first published in 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD004366
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2013


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