Running over depression

The Atlantic recently posted on the effectiveness of exercise to treat depression and the failure to integrate it into practice: Depression is the most common mental illness—affecting a staggering 25 percent of Americans—but a growing body of research suggests that one of its best cures is cheap and ubiquitous. In 1999, a randomized controlled trial showed that depressed adults … Continue reading Running over depression

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication – Forbes

A new study finds mindfulness meditation to be an effective treatment for depression: On the list of ways in which meditation appears to benefit the brain, depression treatment may be the latest to gain scientific backing. A new review study, out yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, finds that … Continue reading For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication – Forbes

Depression, exercise, research and the media

A recent study on treating depression with exercise encouragement and advice has caused quite a stir. Check out the headlines. But the paper itself says the following: The main implication of our results is that advice and encouragement to increase physical activity is not an effective strategy for reducing symptoms of depression. Although our intervention increased … Continue reading Depression, exercise, research and the media