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3-Minute Thesis: Exercise and Post-Traumatic Stress

October 16, 2012

The link between exercise and good mental health has been well documented, but Simon Rosenbaum of Sydney University’s Medical School has produced a thesis specifically on the benefits of exercise for those who experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Simon “conducted a systematic review in which he reviewed all exercise and mental health literature, including symptoms of depression, schizophrenia, and the physical health impact of exercise interventions for those with a mental illness” and entered the Three-Minute Thesis competition, in which he had just 180 seconds to explain his work:

Over 250,000 Australians experience PTSD in any one year.  Psychological treatments are the most successful, which include helping you to manage your life and build resilience on the road to recovery.

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