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Exercise training and depression in older adults.

Abstract

This article provides a review of the evidence supporting exercise as an effective treatment of depression in older adults. Depression is prevalent among older adults and is associated with significant morbidity, increased risk of mortality, and economic burden. Although effective treatments for depression exist (e.g., antidepressant medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy), the disorder remains inadequately treated for many older individuals. Recently, the use of exercise as a treatment for depression has received increased attention. Results of these studies suggest that exercise leads to a reduction in depressive symptoms when compared to wait list, social contact controls, and antidepressant medication. However, many studies have significant methodological limitations. In the present article, we include discussion of these limitations and provide suggestions for future research.

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    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3119, Durham, NC 27710, USA. barbo024@mc.duke.edu

    Source

    Neurobiology of aging 26 Suppl 1: 2005 Dec pg 119-23

    MeSH

    Age Factors
    Aged, 80 and over
    Aging
    Depression
    Exercise
    Humans

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16223547

    Citation

    Barbour, Krista A., and James A. Blumenthal. "Exercise Training and Depression in Older Adults." Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 26 Suppl 1, 2005, pp. 119-23.
    Barbour KA, Blumenthal JA. Exercise training and depression in older adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2005;26 Suppl 1:119-23.
    Barbour, K. A., & Blumenthal, J. A. (2005). Exercise training and depression in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 26 Suppl 1, pp. 119-23.
    Barbour KA, Blumenthal JA. Exercise Training and Depression in Older Adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2005;26 Suppl 1:119-23. PubMed PMID: 16223547.
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