The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Does exercise relieve the symptoms of depression?

    Researchers at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, in Tacoma, provide a pity review.

    Here’s what we know.

    • Exercise reduces perceived symptoms of depression when used alone.
    • Exercise relieves symptoms as effectively as cognitive behavioral therapy or pharmacologic anti-depressant therapy and more effectively than bright light therapy.
    • Resistance exercise and mixed exercise (resistance and aerobic) are better than aerobic exercise alone.
    • High-frequency exercise is more effective than low-frequency exercise.
    • “Mindful” exercise, which has a meditative focus, such as tai chi and yoga, also reduces symptoms of depression.

    The bottom line?

    You should turn off your computer now, and take a walk.

    9/25/10 11:14 JR

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