Re: Exercise Decreases Depression --> Why?
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Great question, and this is why the purely psychological reasons do not explain exactly what is occuring.
What appears to be occuring is that there are actualy structural changes in your mothers brain that are occuring, such as atrophy of her hippocampus. The general reasoning behind the paper Gabriel and I have under review in the Journal of Physical activity and health is that exercise stimulates neurogenesis and reverses the deficits that are seen in your Mom.
The evidence for clincial cases and exercise are very strong.
Shoot me an email and Ill send a copy of the paper for you Mom
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thats fascinating. i just sent n email for the copy too.