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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.
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.
The aim of …
Contributors NP and CGM selected the systematic review. NP wrote the first draft of the manuscript. NP and CGM contributed to interpretation of the data and revision of the final manuscript.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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