Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Can exercise improve mild to moderate depression?

Bottom-Line:
Exercise shows benefit in treating mild to moderate depression but the evidence is at a high risk of bias with smaller benefit in higher quality studies. In high quality studies showing benefit^ approximately one in 8-12 patients with mild-moderate depression will attain remission due to exercise.


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Publication Date: 2015-1-19
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 17:10:25