Archive for September, 2007

Daily aerobic exercise may work as well as medication in relieving major depression

In a recent study of 202 adults who suffered from depression, researchers found that those who underwent group-based exercise therapy three-times weekly for four months, did as well as those treated with an antidepressant drug. A third group who followed a home-based exercise program for four months also improved, though to a lesser degree. All three groups did better than a fourth group given a placebo.

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Psychosomatic Medicine, September 2007