Workout May Help Youth KO Depression

November 11, 2013 10:17 PM

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SAN DIEGO -- Young adults with major depressive disorder seemed to resolve depression after a 12-week exercise program with a motivational component, researchers reported here.

In a small, pilot study of depressed 18- to 24-year-olds, exercise was associated with declines in depression severity of 63%, where 83% of participants were no longer considered depressed at the end of the 12-week program, according to Robin Callister, PhD, of the University of Newcastle in Callagh...

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