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Relation of Physical Activity with the Depression: A Short Review

Authors
  • Shaphe, Mohammad Abu
  • Chahal, Aksh
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Publisher
Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine
Publication Date
Jan 31, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
1–6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.15280/jlm.2020.10.1.1
PMID: 32328443
PMCID: PMC7171062
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

According to the studies, physical exercise can prove to be a viable tool for the treatment of depressed patients. In the present review, various research studies from the year 2017-2019 were analyzed. Various reviews also confirmed that exercise played important role in the treatment of depression. After study, it was confirmed that structured and adherence to the exercise played an important role in the success of exercise protocol towards the treatment of patients. Conventional methods such as pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy were also discussed. It was also studied that sedentary behavior of patients with mental disorder can affect the patient badly. Therefore, all the studies concluded that exercise can be considered as better tool for the treatment of depressed patients if exercise are structured and protocol are regularly performed.

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