Exercise as a Treatment for Depression [Scientific Review]

In this short episode, Dr. Patrick discusses some of the compelling science including observational studies, randomized controlled trials, and human mechanistic …


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    If you suffer from a clinical mental health condition like depression, it's important to note that this video isn't meant to be a substitute for the proper diagnosis or treatment of any mental health disorder. Please seek out proper clinical treatment and listen to the advice of a mental health care professional.

  2. I got diagnosed 17 years ago. Somethings to bear in mind: if you are severely depressed, none of the above applies because you literally have neither the will, nor the energy to do anything. Again, depending on severity, or the stage of your recovery, you may be able and willing to exercise, but if you got at it too vigorously, it may set you back. I used to find that it would leave me feeling bereft. Looking back, I suspect that having unstable blood sugar played a part. I think the key is to build up intensity very, very slowly, especially if you were unfit prior to diagnosis. Also, it may take some time to find an exercise system that suits you, i.e. that you look forward to doing. So the message is, aim for it if you can, don't beat yourself up if you can't and don't force it.

  3. @2:31 SAID IN A SARCASTIC TONE – exercise is not a stand alone component to human rehabilitation – note: unequivocably with total certainty you absolutely have to combine high quality nutrition, with moderate vigorous exercise.

    Without the combination of the two the desired exponential healing of the mind of body will be stifled / lowered.

    Repeat after me: exercise and diet combined work together.

    Repeat again: exercise and diet combined work together.

    We're at @2:31 did jargon is so complicated it's impossible to follow – I don't care if your doctor and understand this physician's lingo speak.

    Note: AA program is a derivative of the oxford group CBT protocol. My AA 12-step sponsor is a orthopedic surgeon – he uses the 12 steps in lieu of CBT therapy – for me it's actually more effective cuz my sponsor is not making money.

  4. Big picture observation.
    I say this with kindness but objective assertiveness.
    I'm 2 minutes into this video – The video started out reasonably simple however at about a minute the jargon used to communicate was unnecessary complicating the subject. All this complicated jargon makes following the message delivery impossible.

    Refer to Thomas Jefferson's famous quote "never use two words when one word will do. "

    A couple tidbits and observations about addiction treatment and applying vigorous outdoor exercise as a therapeutic healing component;

    1. My psychiatrist techniques and protocols kept me unhealthy and dependent on psych meds. Furthermore, none of the treatment team that I was under care for carried out Any sort of self-care practice where exercise and high quality nutrition were a part of their daily regimen -they were all physically unhealthy.
    2. I fired my addiction treatment clinicians. I hired a sober coach. We spent two years getting physically healthy and changing my lifestyle to a self-care first practice.

    3. Because I became physically healthy from exercise and high quality nutrition My brain healed and my paws post acute withdrawal symptoms evaporated.

    4. Being healthy in the body allowed exponential healing of my emotional wounds subsequently I shed my emotional baggage.

    Summary; My healthy body and my healthy mind are now working cohesively together in synergy.

    Modern medicine for the most part is failing; prescribing psych meds in lieu of getting physically healthy with vigorous outdoor exercise and high quality nutrition.

    I was diagnosed as bipolar, severe ADD, manic depressive, depressed my psych my psychiatrist and addiction treatment professionals that I hired – they're prescribed methods and practices were mediocre and incompetent.

    Back to initial point about complicated jargon. Addiction treatment and human rehabilitation is a complicated subject… A video such as this covers and macro subjects when it should be breaking down the subjects into micro subjects / lessons.

    This video is 16 minutes – almost nobody is going to be able to follow this unnecessarily complicated presentation. Deer presenter with kindness and tenderness I plead to you to rehearse your presentation with a typical target audience…. The idea being they can critique your presentation effectiveness and usefulness.

  5. Its go job i exercise 5 days a week, with boxing spinning and weights. With the fact i have a w8fe who shouts all the time and doesnt let me near her and just makes excuses like im tired, or yoh gave coffee breath or even ive have to get the washing out of the machine. Exercice only keeps me from fucking topping myslef. Exercise follwed by a wank in the shower then its all down hill until i sleep

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  7. I have been to 5 psychiatrists and none of them told me about how exercising could have a serious positive impact on depression. Instead, they have doubled my dosage and sent me home.

  8. After Leg Day work out doing lots of squats and then my morning double espresso, I feel sooo good and at peace. Hurts when you work hard, but I believe the pain makes you a happier person.

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