Journal article

Exercise interventions for mental disorders in young people: a scoping review

Michaela C Pascoe, Alan P Bailey, Melinda Craike, Tim Carter, Rhiannon Patten, Nigel K Stepto, Alexandra G Parker

BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2020


Aims: This scoping review determines the breadth and outcomes of controlled trials testing the effect of physical activity/exercise interventions across mental health outcomes in young people with a mental disorder. Methods: The literature search was conducted using the open-access 'Evidence Finder', a comprehensive youth mental health-specific database that is systematically populated from MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO and Cochrane CENTRAL databases. Results: Sixteen publications were identified after meeting the following eligibility criteria: (1) participants were young people (mean age 12-25.9 years) with a mental disorder diagnosed by a trained clinician or by reaching a predefined cut scor..

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