Academic
Publications
Physical Activity as a Nonpharmacological Treatment for Depression: A Review

Physical Activity as a Nonpharmacological Treatment for Depression: A Review,10.1177/1076167503008002005,Complementary Health Practice Review,Wayne T.

Physical Activity as a Nonpharmacological Treatment for Depression: A Review   (Citations: 17)
BibTex | RIS | RefWorks Download
Physical activity is increasingly being cited as an alternative to more traditional drug treatments for treating depression. Although an increasing amount of research has inves- tigated this theory, much of the literature has been criticized from a methodological per- spective. Given rising concern for the increasing costs of mental health care, it is timely and important to examine valid, reliable, and objective research findings on the potential role of physical activity as a low-cost nonpharmacological intervention for the treatment of depression. This article reviews cross-sectional, longitudinal, and randomized studies that investigated the role of physical activity in the prevention and alleviation of depres- sion. The review found that although there is undoubtedly a need for more research with a greater emphasis on methodological strength, the scientific literature is generally sup- portive of the beneficial effects of aerobic and nonaerobic exercise on depression in clini- cally and nonclinically depressed adults. Implications for public health are discussed.
Journal: Complementary Health Practice Review , vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 139-152, 2003
Cumulative Annual
View Publication
The following links allow you to view full publications. These links are maintained by other sources not affiliated with Microsoft Academic Search.
Sort by: