Aerobic endurance exercise improves executive functions in depressed patients.

@article{Kubesch2003AerobicEE,
  title={Aerobic endurance exercise improves executive functions in depressed patients.},
  author={Sabine Kubesch and Volker Bretschneider and Roland Wolfgang Freudenmann and Niels Weidenhammer and Manfred Lehmann and Manfred Spitzer and Georg Gr{\"o}n},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1005-12}
}
BACKGROUND Aerobic endurance exercise has been shown to improve higher cognitive functions such as executive control in healthy subjects. We tested the hypothesis that a 30-minute individually customized endurance exercise program has the potential to enhance executive functions in patients with major depressive disorder. METHOD In a randomized within-subject study design, 24 patients with DSM-IV major depressive disorder and 10 healthy control subjects performed 30 minutes of aerobic… CONTINUE READING