Physical Activity in the Treatment and Prevention of Depression in Adolescents
Background: Depression in adolescents is a major public health concern with approximately 11% of adolescents being diagnosed with depression before the age of 18. Depression can have a significant impact on the quality of life for adolescents in terms of comorbidities, complications, and somatic manifestations. Treatment of depression in adolescents can be expensive and adherence can be poor. Physical activity is a low cost, low side effect option for patients and parents looking for alternative treatment options, thus the purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify the role ...
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