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dc.contributor.advisorPerreault, Melanie
dc.contributor.advisorHouston-Wilson, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorMcConnell, Allison
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T20:37:23Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T20:37:23Z
dc.date.issued8/15/2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3946
dc.descriptionThis is a synthesis of literature in search of evidence that mental health diagnosis such as depression and anxiety can be treated by physical activity as opposed to using prescription medication.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this synthesis is to examine the benefits of physical activity, as opposed to prescription medication, on mental health, specifically the diagnosis of depression and anxiety. Within this synthesis there is research done showing data of overprescribing and a lack of healthy treatment options from this generation’s medical professionals. The studies reviewed within the critical mass highlight many factors bringing positive data to using physical activity as a treatment for depression and anxiety in many different types of ways. Studies were reviewed through the length of intervention, type of intervention, based on participant’s symptoms and medication levels. The participants were looked at through the course of using physical activity through their knowledge/interest of activity, ideas for activity, guidance for activity etc. in the hopes that physical activity will become a lifelong treatment option for their diagnosis as opposed to prescription medication. It is the hope that future research continues to gather data to support this topic and spread awareness of it for a healthier future for both the mind and the body. Keywords: [physical activity, mental health, depression/anxiety, medication, overprescribing, symptoms, positive]
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Activity
dc.subjectMental Health
dc.subjectDepression/Anxiety
dc.subjectMedication
dc.subjectOverprescribing
dc.subjectSymptoms
dc.subjectPositive
dc.titleCAN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFIT MENTAL HEALTH? A SYNTHESIS OF LITERATURE
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T20:37:23Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentKinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
dc.description.degreelevelMSEd in Physical Education
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleKinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects


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