Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Exercise and depression

Rather depressing itself article in The Guardian (UK) today about a study which found that exercise was not an effective treatment for depression. This goes against most of the former evidence the article can be found here.  There is a bit of a follow up discussion here as well.  The original study can is in the BMJ.  The thing about science is it is all about accepting the best evidence even if it goes against what you would like it to be, and for the moment this appears to be the best evidence! Here is a look at possible shortcomings in the study which made shed some light at the findings.

1 comment:

  1. Exercise is the common treatment for depression or sometimes it can help us avoid depression. Though sometimes, exercise is not enough in fighting depression alone. Doing exercise with friends is a fun activity. That way, it adds up the power of exercise to be more effective.