Mental Health & Physical Activity

Recommended Reading

Chalder et al (2012) Exercise and depression: A randomised controlled trial BMJ 344:e2758 [full text]

Hallgren, M., Herring, M. P., Owen, N., Dunstan, D., Ekblom, Ö., Helgadottir, B., ... & Forsell, Y. (2016). Exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in the treatment of depression: broadening the scientific perspectives and clinical opportunities. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, 36.

Lightfoot, J and Fry, C. (2012) Depression, exercise and the impact of research [BMJ blog article]

Nyström, M. B., Neely, G., Hassmén, P., & Carlbring, P. (2015). Treating major depression with physical activity: a systematic overview with recommendations. Cognitive behaviour therapy, 44(4), 341-352.

Rebar, A. L., Stanton, R., Geard, D., Short, C., Duncan, M. J., & Vandelanotte, C. (2015). A meta-meta-analysis of the effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety in non-clinical adult populations. Health psychology review, 9(3), 366-378.

Rosenbaum, S., Tiedemann, A., & Ward, P. B. (2014). Meta-analysis physical activity interventions for people with mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Psychiatry, 75(0), 1-11.

Schuch, F. B., Vancampfort, D., Richards, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P. B., & Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise as a treatment for depression: a meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. Journal of psychiatric research, 77, 42-51.

Stubbs, B., & Rosenbaum, S. (2018). Exercise-Based interventions for mental illness: Physical Activity as Part of Clinical Treatment. Academic Press. [googlebooks]

Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Sienaert, P., Wyckaert, S., De Hert, M., Rosenbaum, S., & Probst, M. (2015). What are the factors that influence physical activity participation in individuals with depression? A review of physical activity correlates from 59 studies. Psychiatria Danubina, 27(3), 0-224.

Wegner, M., Helmich, I., Machado, S., E Nardi, A., Arias-Carrión, O., & Budde, H. (2014). Effects of exercise on anxiety and depression disorders: review of meta-analyses and neurobiological mechanisms. CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets (Formerly Current Drug Targets-CNS & Neurological Disorders), 13(6), 1002-1014.

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