Almost everyone knows the satisfying feeling that sets in after a physical exertion: Your body awareness intensifies and you get the feeling that you made it.
But is physical exercise also effective against major depressive disorder (MDD)?
In recent times there is increasing evidence that physical exercise can have positive effects for people with MDD.
For example, Blumenthal et al. (1999, 2007) observed no significant differences between an antidepressant (sertraline) and an aerobic exercise training.
It seems that exercise is one of the few antidepressants with positive side effects …
exercise – aerobic exercise – depression – antidepressants – setraline – correlation – anxiety disorder – schizophrenia – phobia – panic disorder – experiment – happy – running – jogging – James Blumenthal – dance – football – Handball – rorest-bathing – shinrin-yoku – treadmill – meta-analysis – Wegner – blinding – placebo
Author: Eskil Burck