Exercise & Internet CBT Reduced Depression Severity As Much As Usual Care

News Report | January 8, 2017


Prescribed exercise and internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) each reduced depression severity over 12 months for adults with mild to moderate depression. A study compared depression severity scores after 12 weeks of prescribed supervised group exercise, 12 weeks of iCBT sessions, or usual care by a physician. The comparison assessed change in depression scores on the Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) at three months after treatment and again at 12 months. At 12 months, scores for the exercise group had dropped by 11.4 points, scores for the iCBT group had dropped by 12.1 points, and scores . . .

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