Exercise and postpartum depression

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Author: Jule Klotter
Date: Oct. 2007
From: Townsend Letter: The Examiner of Alternative Medicine(Issue 291)
Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group
Document Type: Article
Length: 416 words

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Recognizing that exercise has antidepressant effects, British researchers Amanda J. Daley, PhD, Christine MacArthur, PhD, and Heather Winter, MD, reviewed medical literature for studies that focused on exercise and postpartum depression. They found two small randomized controlled trials, conducted in Australia, and some uncontrolled studies and observational evidence. Exercise in these trials consisted of pram walking--taking a walk while pushing the baby in a stroller or baby carriage.

A 2003 randomized controlled pilot trial by K. Armstrong and H. Edwards evaluated a 12-week program that involved group pram walking three times per week and social support once a week (Int J Ment Health Nurs....

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Klotter, Jule. "Exercise and postpartum depression." Townsend Letter: The Examiner of Alternative Medicine, no. 291, 2007, p. 42+. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.
  

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