Exercise Good Medicine for Depression

Exercise Good Medicine for Depression

There are 2 comments on the The Two River Times story from Aug 3, 2012, titled Exercise Good Medicine for Depression. In it, The Two River Times reports that:

By Mark William Lisky At some point in life, we all feel blue, sad or depressed.

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Sybille

UK

#3 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/kHgRdx only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

Since: Dec 11

Mumbai, India

#4 Feb 22, 2014
I also agree that exercise is killing people with depression, but there does seem to be a groundswell of feeling from health professionals, service users and caregivers that it’s a ‘good thing’ and potentially a replacement for the antidepressants and talking treatments that are widely used in this population. However, we need high quality trials before we can show that exercise is as effective at reducing depressive symptoms as drugs and psychotherapies.Some mental health interventions feel intuitively right. Exercise for depression is a great example. And of course, people suffering from low mood, poor motivation, lethargy and all of the other symptoms of depression will benefit from a jog around the park and some fresh air, right?

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