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The Addition of Physical Activity to Standard of Care in Patients Suffering from Mental Health Disorders: Clinical Benefit, Clinical Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: February 28, 2017
Project Number: RB1066-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the clinical benefits and clinical effectiveness of adding physical activity to psychological and/or psychiatric treatments for patients suffering from mental health disorders in different clinical settings?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the addition of physical activity to psychological and/or psychiatric treatments for patients suffering from mental health disorders in different clinical settings?

Key Message

Four systematic reviews, four randomized control trials, one non-randomized study, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the clinical benefits and effectiveness of physical activity as an adjunct therapy to standard psychological treatments in adults with mental health disorders.