Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias.

  title={Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias.},
  author={Felipe Barreto Schuch and Davy Vancampfort and Justin W Richards and Simon Rosenbaum and Philip B. Ward and Brendon Stubbs},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
The effects of exercise on depression have been a source of contentious debate. Meta-analyses have demonstrated a range of effect sizes. Both inclusion criteria and heterogeneity may influence the effect sizes reported. The extent and influence of publication bias is also unknown. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified from a recent Cochrane review and searches of major electronic databases from 01/2013 to 08/2015. We included RCTs of exercise interventions in people with… CONTINUE READING


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