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Exercise used in battle against depression

There has been a significant rise in the number of GPs prescribing exercise to people with mild to moderate depression.

According to research from the Mental Health Foundation, 22 per cent of GPs now prescribe exercise therapy as one of their three most common treatments for depression, compared with only 5 per cent three years ago.

Nearly two-thirds of GPs (61 per cent) also believe that a supervised programme of exercise is 'very effective' or 'quite effective' in treating mild to moderate depression.

Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: "There is a real need for increased availability of exercise on prescription so that it is accessible alongside antidepressant medication and psychological therapies.”

There has been a significant rise in the number of GPs prescribing exercise to people with mild to moderate depression. According to research from the Mental Health Foundation, 22 per cent of GPs now prescribe exercise therapy as one of their three most common treatments for depression, compared with only 5 per cent three years ago.
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