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Exercise: a free antidepressant

Exercise: a free antidepressant

Exercise has long been known to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health. It is also increasingly recognized for its positive effect on mental health, and psychiatrists often encourage their patients to develop an exercise routine. A comprehensive review recently published in Molecular psychiatry by Ryan Ross and colleagues concludes that physicians should be …

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Exercise: a free antidepressant

Exercise: a free antidepressant

Exercise has long been known to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health. It is also increasingly recognized for its positive effect on mental health, and psychiatrists often encourage their patients to develop an exercise routine. A comprehensive review recently published in Molecular psychiatry by Ryan Ross and colleagues concludes that physicians should be …

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Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Global consumption of antidepressants (ADs) has increased dramatically over the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. The use of antidepressants increased nearly two and a half times between 2000 and 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows a …

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Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Global consumption of antidepressants (ADs) has increased dramatically over the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. The use of antidepressants increased nearly two and a half times between 2000 and 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows a …

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Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Global consumption of antidepressants (ADs) has increased dramatically over the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. The use of antidepressants increased nearly two and a half times between 2000 and 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows a …

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A new study suggests that an 8-week mindfulness meditation program works just as well for treating anxiety as a common antidepressant.

A new study suggests that an 8-week mindfulness meditation program works just as well for treating anxiety as a common antidepressant.

Share on PinterestA new study suggests that an 8-week mindfulness meditation program works just as well for treating anxiety as a common antidepressant. Westend61/Getty Images Practicing mindfulness meditation can help relieve stress and anxious feelings. Now, a new study suggests that an 8-week mindfulness program works just as well for treating anxiety as a common …

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Meditation as effective as an antidepressant for treating anxiety: study

Meditation as effective as an antidepressant for treating anxiety: study

The story at a glance Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. But barriers to access and side effects prevent some from receiving effective treatment. For many, common antidepressant medications are ineffective. An eight-week mindfulness meditation program is as effective as escitalopram (Lexapro), a common antidepressant, in treating anxiety disorders in adults, according to new …

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Mindfulness program can treat anxiety as effectively as antidepressants

Mindfulness program can treat anxiety as effectively as antidepressants

Share on PinterestA groundbreaking study shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is “as effective” as the antidepressant escitalopram in reducing anxiety symptoms. Miles Studio/Stocksy Anxiety disorders affect millions of people worldwide. Treatments for anxiety disorders include medications and psychotherapy. Although effective, these options are not always accessible or appropriate for some people. Preliminary evidence suggests …

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