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Title: Effet de l’activité physique sur l’anxiété et la dépression
Authors: Matos, Margarida G. de
Calmeiro, Luis
Fonseca, David Da
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Physical activity
Depression
Anxiety
Mental health
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Elsevier Masson SAS
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version of this article. Published version (c)Elsevier Masson SAS, available from http://www.elsevier-masson.fr/revues-internet-la-presse-medicale-p-5798.html
Citation: Matos, M.G. de, Calmeiro, L. and Fonseca, D. da. 2009. Effet de l’activité physique sur l’anxiété et la dépression. La Presse Médicale. 38(5): pp.734-739. Available from DOI: 10.1016/j.lpm.2008.08.015
Abstract: Key points: The advantages of physical activity are widely recognised from both a physiological and a psychological perspective. Evidence seems to demonstrate that physical activity is associated with decreases in depression and anxiety in clinical and non-clinical populations. There are a number of physiological, biochemical and psychological explanations which should be considered to understand the psychological effects of exercise. Physical activity may be considered as an adjunct to psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments of depression and anxiety. Physical activity appears to be a non-specific form of treatment with psychotherapeutic potential that should not be ignored.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/456
ISSN: 0755-4982
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