A meta-meta-analysis of the effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety in non-clinical adult populations

@article{Rebar2015AMO,
  title={A meta-meta-analysis of the effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety in non-clinical adult populations},
  author={Amanda L. Rebar and Robert Stanton and David Geard and Camille Elizabeth Short and Mitch J. Duncan and Corneel Vandelanotte},
  journal={Health Psychology Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={366 - 378}
}
Amidst strong efforts to promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity for reducing depression and anxiety in clinical populations, little focus has been directed towards the mental health benefits of activity for non-clinical populations. The objective of this meta-meta-analysis was to systematically aggregate and quantify high-quality meta-analytic findings of the effects of physical activity on depression and anxiety for non-clinical populations. A systematic search identified eight… 
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