IMPROVING DEPRESSION OUTCOMES IN YOUNG PEOPLE BY ADDING A BRIEF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION TO STANDARD CARE

Grant number: 1063033 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Depression and physical activity in young people are linked: lack of physical activity is a risk-factor for depression and physical activity can improve symptoms of depression. Physical activity is not routinely provided as an intervention, despite its potential to improve immediate treatment outcomes and prevent poor physical health. This study will evaluate an intervention that aims to include a brief physical activity intervention in routine clinical care for young people with depression.