Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Guidelines for Using Exercise as an Antidepressant | Psych Central News

Exercise has been proven as an effective treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), and now there is sufficient research to help doctors prescribe the proper dose of exercise for depressed patients, according to a new report in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.
“Despite the substantial evidence supporting the use of exercise in the treatment of MDD, previous studies have not provided a clear indication of the proper dose of exercise needed to elicit an antidepressant effect,” said Chad Rethorst, PhD, and Madhukar Trivedi, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

New Guidelines for Using Exercise as an Antidepressant | Psych Central News

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