volume 55, issue 5, P748-754 1987
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006x.55.5.748
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Elizabeth J. Doyne, Deborah J. Ossip-Klein, Eric D. Bowman, Kent M. Osborn, Ilona B. McDougall-Wilson, Robert A. Neimeyer

Abstract: We compared the effectiveness of an aerobic and nonaerobic exercise in the treatment of clinical depression in women. A total of 40 women, screened on the Research Diagnostic Criteria for major or minor depressive disorder, were randomly assigned to an 8-week running (aerobic), weight-lifting (nonaerobic), or wait-list control condition. Subjects were reassessed at mid-and posttreatment, and at 1-, 7-, and 12-month follow-ups. Depression was monitored by the Beck Depression Inventory, Lubin's Depression Adject…

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