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The positive effect of exercise as a therapy for clinical depression

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 13, PAGE NO: 28Sharon Kirby, MSc Sports Science, BSc Psychology, is a freelance writerDepression is a widespread problem, and is one of the top three leading causes of disability, with the average GP seeing one depressed patient during each surgery. The number of new prescriptions for antidepressant medication more than doubled between 1990 and 1995 (Clinical Standards Advisory Group, 2000).

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