Depression in later life: who benefits most from antidepressants plus exercise?

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Linda Gask explores an RCT of physical exercise for depression in later life, which considers the best way to customise the intervention for primary care.

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Exercise and iCBT for depression: how do ‘alternative’ treatments compare to usual care?

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Bethan Davies publishes her debut blog on a recent Swedish RCT of exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression.

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Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome

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In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a Cochrane systematic review, examining the effects of exercise therapy for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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What influences adherence to exercise programs for older people?

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In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a recent systematic review on how people monitor and measure adherence to exercise and if any factors influence people’s adherence to exercise programmes.

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Subacromial impingement syndrome effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy

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Some of our Elf friends who are regular swimmers have been suffering from sore shoulders. One of them has been diagnosed as having subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a best evidence review on SIS effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy.

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Exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis

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In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a recent systematic review examining the best type of exercise for reducing pain and improving knee function in knee osteoarthritis.

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Effects of pilates exercise programmes for chronic low back pain

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In her debut blog, Jacquelyn Ryan asks if Pilates exercise programmes help chronic low back pain. Jacquelyn considers a new systematic review, which examined the literature to determine the effectiveness of Pilates exercises on pain and disability on chronic low back pain.

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Promoting smoking cessation in people with schizophrenia

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Meg Fluharty summarises a recent clinical overview of smoking cessation in people with severe mental illness, which provides useful practical advice to clinicians who are trying to help service users with schizophrenia, psychosis and other conditions to quit smoking

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