Knowledge Translation of Aerobic Exercise as an alternative treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults

  • Jennifer Boughner Ms.
  • Darren E. R. Warburton University of British Columbia

Abstract

Background: Depression is a leading cause of disability globally, and evaluating alternative treatments for depression and communicating results through knowledge translation resources is important. Purpose: This student-driven, evidence-based review is a supplementary narrative to a knowledge translation video that is designed to educate the general public with regards to the use of aerobic exercise as an alternative treatment for depression in adults. Results: Evidence indicates that aerobic exercise is equally as effective as pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy for the treatment of depression. Conclusion: The effectiveness of aerobic exercise as an alternative treatment to pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy is examined. Evidence based dosage recommendations for patients are discussed.

Published
2019-09-30
How to Cite
Boughner, J., & Warburton, D. (2019). Knowledge Translation of Aerobic Exercise as an alternative treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 12(3), 177-182. https://doi.org/10.14288/hfjc.v12i3.281
Section
STUDENTS' CORNER

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