The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Does exercise relieve the symptoms of depression?

    Researchers at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, in Tacoma, provide a pity review.

    Here’s what we know.

    • Exercise reduces perceived symptoms of depression when used alone.
    • Exercise relieves symptoms as effectively as cognitive behavioral therapy or pharmacologic anti-depressant therapy and more effectively than bright light therapy.
    • Resistance exercise and mixed exercise (resistance and aerobic) are better than aerobic exercise alone.
    • High-frequency exercise is more effective than low-frequency exercise.
    • “Mindful” exercise, which has a meditative focus, such as tai chi and yoga, also reduces symptoms of depression.

    The bottom line?

    You should turn off your computer now, and take a walk.

    9/25/10 11:14 JR

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