Physical Exercise as an Adjunct Treatment for Adolescent Depression

2017-05-03T23:13:14Z (GMT) by SARA RADOVIC
There is evidence that exercise is effective in the treatment of depression amongst adults, however limited research has explored the role of exercise in the treatment of adolescent depression. This thesis demonstrated that an individualised, self-directed exercise intervention is feasible and effective in reducing depressive symptoms amongst depressed adolescents. Additionally, this thesis demonstrated that mental health clinicians hold favourable attitudes towards the use of exercise in the treatment of adolescent depression, and frequently incorporate exercise in treatment.

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