Table 95Summary evidence profile for exercise versus psychotherapy or antidepressants

PsychotherapyAntidepressants
Evidence for efficacy (quality)Unlikely to be a difference between exercise and psychotherapy (low)Unlikely to be a difference between exercise and antidepressants (or between monotherapy and combination therapy) (moderate)
Evidence for acceptability/ harm (quality)Data for acceptability/ harm outcomes are inconclusive (low)Data for acceptability/harm outcomes are inconclusive (low)

From: 11, LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: INTERVENTIONS AND LIFESTYLE ADVICE

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