Acute exercise ameliorates reduced brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with panic disorder

@article{Strhle2010AcuteEA,
  title={Acute exercise ameliorates reduced brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with panic disorder},
  author={Andreas Str{\"o}hle and Meline Stoy and Barbara Graetz and Michael Scheel and Rainer Hellweg},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={364-368}
}
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 healthy control subjects (n=12) in a standardized exercise paradigm. Serum samples for BDNF analyses were taken before and after 30min of… CONTINUE READING
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