Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Shop now Shop now

Exercise Is Equal To or Better Than Some Anti-Depressants

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 4 May 2011 21:08:52 BDT
a Researcher says:
Let's take a quick look at some studies that were trying to find out how exercise stacks up against antidepressants...

* exercise was compared to the antidepressant medication Zoloft in this study (Blumenthal 2007). 202 adults diagnosed with major depression were randomized to either supervised exercise, home-based exercise, Zoloft, or a placebo pill. Results showed that exercise was equal to the antidepressant medication in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder.

* in this interesting study, 86 patients who had been taking a therapeutic dose of antidepressant medication for at least 6 weeks without any benefit were randomized to either an exercise group or a control group (health education talks). At 10-weeks, researchers found that significantly more people in the exercise group were less depressed than in the control group (Mather 2002).

As you can see, exercise is at least as effective as some anti-depressants. Also noteworthy is the fact that exercise has been shown to help people who have failed to respond to antidepressant medications (Mather 2002). You can learn more about which kind of exercise is best for treating depression in Exercise Beats Depression.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in


This discussion

Participants:  1
Total posts:  1
Initial post:  4 May 2011
Latest post:  4 May 2011

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.

Search Customer Discussions
This discussion is about
Overcoming Depression
Overcoming Depression by Paul Gilbert (Paperback - Dec. 1998)
4.3 out of 5 stars (168)