An Analysis of the effectiveness of exercise in managing mild/moderate depression

Duffy, Amanda J. (2010) An Analysis of the effectiveness of exercise in managing mild/moderate depression. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation is a literature review that aimed to consider the research that has been undertaken around the use of exercise/physical activity in improving mental ill health. The study concentrated mainly on the United Kingdom and the data was collected from books, journal articles and the internet to provide a wide range of information. It covered a brief overview of the background of mental health, defined depression and the traditional treatment that is used which was identified as antidepressants. It then discussed the Government policies that are in place that consider and promote the use of exercise in maintaining the nation’s health and wellbeing. It examined the research that has gathered pace since the 1970s, discussing the benefits and limitations of exercise and analysed the findings. It also incorporated the role of social work in acknowledging alternative therapies for clients who have depression. To conclude, the writer summarised the key findings of the study and made some recommendations.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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