Like many other mental health
disorders. Depression is an occurring and a compelling cause of morbidity and
death in the world. Depression can present with depressed mood, a low
self-worth, loss of interest, feeling of guilt, disturbed sleep or appetite,
low energy and very poor concentration. A worse depression leading to suicide
among much of the population. However, there is effective pharmacological
intervention available nevertheless depression residue unsatisfactorily
treated. Sometimes compliance with antidepressant treatment can be very poor.
Some studies have shown that 20%
and 59% of patients in primary care stop taking antidepressants weeks after the
drugs are prescribed. Researchers are looking for an alternative way to treat
depression. An exercise on depression has been the topic of the research.
Exercising together with pharmacological intervention have been proposed taking
a regular exercise is seen as a behaviour showing high moral standards for the
patients who are depressed taking regular exercise can have the result of
getting a positive feedback from people and can increase their self-worth.
Exercising can act as a redirection from negative thoughts to positive.
Socially interaction can be an important mechanism, physical activity has some
physiological changes such as in endorphin and monoamine concentrations help by
relieving emotional stress and inducing a feeling of pleasure.
Many different studies have looked
at how effective exercise is on depression and they all have found a benefit. However,
those studies amalgamate data from a range of studies and randomised as well
non-randomised manage trials. Researchers have amalgamated data from trials
that compared exercise and no treatment together with trials that compared
exercise and other forms of treatment. This review will be outlining the
evidence from randomised controlled trials of how the effectiveness of exercise
as a form of treatment for clinical depression.