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Does exercise help in the treatment of psychiatric disorders?

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Psychology Department, Santa Clara University, CA 95053, USA.


1. Some researchers have stated that the perception of fitness and health may be a better predictor of psychological improvements than actual cardiovascular fitness. 2. It appears reasonable to encourage patients in psychotherapy to participate in a regular exercise program. 3. Adjunct treatments such as exercise may become increasingly important and helpful in the changing health care delivery and reimbursement environment where more short-term and self-help therapies are being strongly encouraged.

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