Effects of exercise intervention on psychotic symptoms

By Henrique N.P. Oliva,et al.: Complete Post through this link…

Despite the growing evidence supporting the benefits of exercise-based interventions in individuals with psychosis, it remains unclear how these interventions exert an effect, whether general fitness and mood improvements are solely responsible for the observed improvements in psychotic symptoms, or if exercise has specific, independent effects on different types of symptoms.

The present meta-analysis found that exercise is a good option as adjunct therapy to manage psychotic symptoms, having potential to improve positive, negative, and general symptoms. It is important to consider the challenges different settings may encounter for applying exercise treatment once it may face barriers of motivation, engagement, or infrastructure. As a future direction, more studies could further explore the hypothesis related to neurobiological mechanisms.

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