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08 July 2010

Should psychiatrists prescribe exercise for depression? (The Dana Foundation Website - 30 June 2010)

Dana_logoStudy after study is showing that exercise can lift mood.  But is there enough evidence so psychiatrists will start writing "exercise" on their prescription pads?

Excerpt:

After Joshua Berman, 39, was diagnosed with depression, he tried several different antidepressant medications to alleviate his symptoms. He finally found some success with one medication—but that success came with a price.

“I didn’t have a lot of energy. It hindered me from getting up in the morning,” says Berman. “[The medication] stabilized my mood better than anything else had but I still had affect issues and trouble sleeping most nights.”

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