Challenging depression: The go-to guide for clinicians and patients

Dealing with depression

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            As a result of high rate of depression in the community, researchers wanted to find out how this depression can be reduced. To start it up he described depression as a resultant effect of physical stress. Many suggestions to deal with this subject were put forward thus making the researcher to come up with a hypothesis claiming that there will either be reduced rates of depression if depressed victims are subjected to physical exercises or there will be no effect.

            Before coming up with above hypothesis it was noted that mostly depression affects you if you are idle or if small things build up in your mind for a long time. The main objective of research was to find out if physical exercise can overcome depression in away. To full fill this, a group of depressed victims were to be exposed to physical exercise. To know whether their rate of depression is reducing, their behaviours were compared to non depressed individuals.

            To make his research successful, victims were required to fill in forms which reflected the level of activity and also to fill rating scales on thoughts feeling and moods. It was noted that one common behaviour different between the depressed and non depressed is the rate at which they smoked. Most none depressed though smokers did not smoke at high rates as opposed to the depressed. It was further noted that as physical training went on, the rate at which the depressed individuals smoked reduced.

            Scientifically it is true that when a person subjected to physical exercise, endorphins and morphine chemicals are released in the body. Both chemicals trigger a good feeling in the body thus reducing depression (Zetin, M., Hoepner, C. T., & Kurth, 2010).

            From above findings it was concluded that one of the cheapest ways to reduce depression is to subject depressed individuals to physical exercise. The researchers hypothesis that is physical exercise reduces depression that was tested against physical exercise can not reduce stress was accepted.


Zetin, M., Hoepner, C. T., & Kurth, J. (2010). Challenging depression: The go-to guide for clinicians and patients. New York: W. W. Norton & Company

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