Does Exercise Help Depression?

Summary for Patients and Relatives

Evidence Based Overview

Psychiatrist Dr Alex Mitchell gives an overview of the benefits of exercise for clinical Depression. Dr Mitchell is one of the contributors to the NICE Guidelines on the treatment of Depression. The Department of Health’s UK physical activity guidelines are to be found here.

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One thought on “Does Exercise Help Depression?

  1. psycritic

    Thanks for the link! This is especially important for kids and teens today, given how much time they’re spending staring at screens while indoors. People have never been this sedentary in human history; I shudder to imagine what humans will look like in 30 years if these trends continue.

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