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Exercise for the management of depression (PEDro synthesis)
  1. Nolwenn Poquet,
  2. Christopher G Maher
  1. Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Nolwenn Poquet, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia; poquet.nolwenn{at}gmail.com

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This section features a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.

▸ Cooney GM, Dwan K, Greig CA, et al. Exercise for depression (Cochrane review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;9:CD004366.

Background

Depression is a common chronic disease affecting more than 120 million adults worldwide. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality with a significant impact on general health.1 The most usual treatments for depression are antidepressants and psychological therapies; however, exercise is also an option and is recommended in several guidelines.2 ,3 Recent studies have concluded that evidence remains insufficient to strongly recommend exercise for the management of depression and that more investigations on its effectiveness are needed.

Aim

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