Meta-analysis: Aerobic exercise for the treatment of anxiety disorders

  title={Meta-analysis: Aerobic exercise for the treatment of anxiety disorders},
  author={Christine A. Bartley and Madeleine Hay and Michael H Bloch},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
BACKGROUND This meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of exercise as a treatment for DSM-IV diagnosed anxiety disorders. METHODS We searched PubMED and PsycINFO for randomized, controlled trials comparing the anxiolytic effects of aerobic exercise to other treatment conditions for DSM-IV defined anxiety disorders. Seven trials were included in the final analysis, totaling 407 subjects. The control conditions included non-aerobic exercise, waitlist/placebo, cognitive-behavioral therapy… CONTINUE READING


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