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How does exercise help depression?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Aerobic exercise of 30min or more per day is one of the best things a person can do for depression.
Keep moving, but don't forget about other treatments including therapy and meds if this is not helping enough.

In brief: Yes

Aerobic exercise of 30min or more per day is one of the best things a person can do for depression.
Keep moving, but don't forget about other treatments including therapy and meds if this is not helping enough.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Aerobic exercise causes release of norepinephrine, like some antidepressants (buproprion) and stimulates production of BDNF and effect of SSRI and lithium.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exercise

Exercise stimulates your endorphins and gives you sense of mild euphoria, as well as effect of boosting your self-confidence & esteem.

In brief: Exercise

Exercise stimulates your endorphins and gives you sense of mild euphoria, as well as effect of boosting your self-confidence & esteem.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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