Therefore, this review seeks to provide a synthesis of evidence regarding the effectiveness of exercise in the management of depression (including postnatal depression) in adults. Literature Review In general, studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise in treating depression.
One question that remains unanswered is the dose of exercise required to obtain an antidepressant effect. Terms used in the search were depression, clinical depression, depressive symptoms, exercise, physical activity, metaanalyses and systematic review. Recent guidance from health agencies were also consulted in the development of this report. This review examines methods for assessing depression, discusses current treatment approaches, evaluates evidence that aerobic exercise is an effective treatment option for patients with major depression, and offers practical suggestions for helping patients initiate and maintain exercise in their daily lives.
Depression is a disorder which will affect mood, thought and behaviour. Although the majority of the population will at some point in their lives experience low points and the blues, depression itself is when these feelings begin to take over and affect the degree to which someone can function (Artal& Sherman, 1998). The literature does not provide sufficient information to decipher whether exercise is an effective antidepressant for the seriously ill.
The severity of the patients' illness may prevent them from experiencing the benefit those only A series of review of literature and metaanalysis have been carried out in the recent past, showing overall a small effect of exercise on depressive disorders (24, 2740). Objective We carried out a systematic review to establish the new findings on the effectiveness of exercise on depression.
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