Abstract Title:

Effect of an aerobic training program as complementary therapy in patients with moderate depression.

Abstract Source:

Percept Mot Skills. 2011 Jun ;112(3):761-9. PMID: 21853765

Abstract Author(s):

Pablo de la Cerda, Eduardo Cervelló, Armando Cocca, Jesús Viciana

Article Affiliation:

Pablo de la Cerda


The aim of this study was to assess the effects of an aerobic training program as complementary therapy in patients suffering from moderate depression. 82 female patients weredivided into a group that received traditional pharmacotherapy (Fluoxetine 20 mg) and a group that received pharmacotherapy plus an aerobic training program. This program was carried out for eight consecutive weeks, three days per week, and included gymnastics, dancing, and walking. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Beck Depression Inventory and the ICD-10 Guide for Depression Diagnosis, both administered before and after treatments. The results confirm the effectiveness of the aerobic training program as a complementary therapy to diminish depressive symptoms in patients suffering from moderate depression.

Study Type : Human Study

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