Feb 14, 2024

Effect of exercise for depression: systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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Cecile G. Tamura ‎Lifeboat Foundation An effective treatment for depression from a systematic review of 200 unique RCTs:


Objective To identify the optimal dose and modality of exercise for treating major depressive disorder, compared with psychotherapy, antidepressants, and control conditions.

Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Methods Screening, data extraction, coding, and risk of bias assessment were performed independently and in duplicate. Bayesian arm based, multilevel network meta-analyses were performed for the primary analyses. Quality of the evidence for each arm was graded using the confidence in network meta-analysis (CINeMA) online tool.

Data sources Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, SPORTDiscus, and PsycINFO databases.

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