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Physical exercise improves mild depression as much as antidepressants notes UK’s Dr. Tim Kendall
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Physical exercise is a treatment prescribed for the mildly depressed in Great Britain noted 60-Minutes correspondent, Lesley Stahl, on the television show "60 MInutes" on Sunday, February 19, 2012 (12-minutes into the video).
"By the end of 10 weeks, you get just as good a change in their depression scores as you do at the end of 10 or 12 weeks with an antidepressant," noted Dr. Tim Kendall, a practicing psychiatrist and Joint Director of the National Collaboration Centre for Mental Health who reviewed both published and unpublished studies of antidepressants for Great Britain's National Health Service.
The video can be viewed here
The 14-minute video is posted here.
This article was originally published on Feb 23, 2012.
About Irving Kirsch, PhD
Irving Kirsch, PhD: Associate Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies
Here is description of Irving Kirsch from the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies
“Irving Kirsch, PhD, is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and the University of Connecticut. Irving is noted for his research on placebo effects, antidepressants, expectancy and hypnosis. He is the originator of response expectancy theory and his analyses of clinical trials of antidepressants have influenced official treatment guidelines in the United Kingdom.
“Irving received his PhD in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1975. In 1975, he joined the psychology department at the University of Connecticut, where he worked until 2004, when he became Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth. He moved to the University of Hull in 2007 and joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School in 2011.”
Contact Info for Irving Kirsch, PhD
Irving Kirsch, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Educ & Glob Prog Admin c/o Sally Andrews
641 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Dr. Kirsch’s Book
Dr. Kirsch’s Book about the antidepressant myth
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