Like many other mental health disorders. Depression is an occurring and a compelling cause of and death in the world. Depression can present with depressed mood, a low self-esteem, loss of interest in anything, feeling of guilt, it can disturb your sleep and appetite, very low energy and poor concentration. A worse depression can sometime lead to suicide among people with depression. However, there is effective pharmacological intervention available for clinical depression, nevertheless much of the depression remain unsatisfactorily treated. Sometimes compliance with medication alone like antidepressant treatment can be very ineffective.
Some studies are showing that 20% and 59% of patients in primary health care will stop taking their antidepressants medication weeks when the drugs are prescribed to them.
Researchers are looking for an alternative way to treat depression. An exercise on depression has been the topic of the research. Exercising together with pharmacological intervention have been initiate, when people who are taking regular exercise is seen as a behaviour showing high moral standards, for the patients who are depressed taking regular exercise can have the result of getting a positive feedback from people which can have an increase in their self-worth and give them that social interaction. Exercising can be a redirection from negative thoughts to positive. Socially interaction can be an important mechanism for a patient who are depress through exercising getting out there and meeting new people, physical activity has some physiological changes such as in endorphin and monoamine concentrations help by relieving emotional stress and inducing a feeling of pleasure.
Many different studies have looked at how effective exercise is on depression and they all have found a benefit. However, those studies amalgamate data from a range of studies and randomised as well non-randomised manage trials. Researchers have amalgamated data from trials that compared exercise and no treatment together with trials that compared exercise and other forms of treatment for depression. This review will be outlining the evidence from randomised controlled trials on how effective exercise is on clinical depression and can it be a form of treatment together with pharmacological intervention