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The neurotrophin brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated in depression and anxiety. Antidepressants and exercise increase BDNF expression, and both have an antidepressant and anxiolytic activity. To further characterize the association of anxiety, BDNF and exercise, we studied panic disorder patients (n=12) and individually matched(More)
  • B Graetz
  • 1991
This analysis re-examines the factor structure of the 12-item GHQ for a large Australian sample of young people. It shows that oblique factor rotation better approaches the criterion of simple structure, and allows separate components of the GHQ to be identified and measured using factor scores. When the performance of these separate factors is compared(More)
Regular physical activity is anxiolytic in both healthy subjects and patients with panic disorder. In contrast, acute exercise may induce acute panic attacks or increase subjective anxiety in patients with panic disorder more than in other people. The effects of quiet rest or an aerobic treadmill exercise (30 min at an intensity of 70% of the maximal oxygen(More)
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