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Antidepressants vs. Exercise: A Comparative Analysis for Depression Treatment
Americans and Antidepressants <ul><li>U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention - In 2005, 118 million people were pr...
That is almost half of the American Population  </li></ul>
Antidepressants as a Last Resort <ul><li>Today we will discuss:
The problem with dependency on antidepressants
Physical benefits of exercise for depression people
Mental benefits of exercise for depressed people </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Antidepressants vs. Exercise: A Comparative Analysis for Depression Treatment
  2. 2. Americans and Antidepressants <ul><li>U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention - In 2005, 118 million people were prescribed them
  3. 3. That is almost half of the American Population </li></ul>
  4. 4. Antidepressants as a Last Resort <ul><li>Today we will discuss:
  5. 5. The problem with dependency on antidepressants
  6. 6. Physical benefits of exercise for depression people
  7. 7. Mental benefits of exercise for depressed people </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Brief Introduction to Antidepressants <ul><li>They go by many different names
  9. 9. Claim to raise serotonin levels – the brains happiness chemical
  10. 10. Alleviate depression symptoms, do not cure them
  11. 11. Americans spend $10billion a year on them
  12. 12. Ed Boyden, leader of Neurobiology Group at MIT - http://www.ted.com/talks/ed_boyden.html
  13. 13. Common side effects: restlessness, agitation, nausea, suicidal thoughts and attempts, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Physical Effects of Exercise <ul><li>http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression Endorphins release when one exercises – they uplift mood and reduce pain
  15. 15. Dance, yoga, ride a bike, hike, walk – the workout doesn't need to be high intensity
  16. 16. 10-15 minutes
  17. 17. Strengthens muscles and circulatory system </li></ul>
  18. 18. Exercise and Emotion <ul><li>Exercise can negate feelings associated by depression
  19. 19. Paige Waehner, a personal trainger through the American Council on Exercise:
  20. 20. http://exercise.about.com/cs/exercisehealth/a/depression.htm
  21. 21. 1. Increase in sense of mastery
  22. 22. 2. Increase in energy
  23. 23. 3. Increase in self-esteem
  24. 24. 4. Provides distractions from worries and stresses
  25. 25. 5. Helps promote a regular sleeping schedule </li></ul>
  26. 26. In Closing <ul><li>Antidepressants are quick fixes, costly, and full of side effects
  27. 27. Exercise provides immediate relief and if practice regularly can produce long term results against fighting depression </li></ul>
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