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A brief review of exercise, bipolar disorder, and mechanistic pathways

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Psychology, March 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
A brief review of exercise, bipolar disorder, and mechanistic pathways
Published in
Frontiers in Psychology, March 2015
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00147
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Authors

Daniel Thomson, Alyna Turner, Sue Lauder, Margaret E. Gigler, Lesley Berk, Ajeet B. Singh, Julie A. Pasco, Michael Berk, Louisa Sylvia

Abstract

Despite evidence that exercise has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression, it is unclear whether these data can be extrapolated to bipolar disorder. Available evidence for bipolar disorder is scant, with no existing randomized controlled trials having tested the impact of exercise on depressive, manic or hypomanic symptomatology. Although exercise is often recommended in bipolar disorder, this is based on extrapolation from the unipolar literature, theory and clinical expertise and not empirical evidence. In addition, there are currently no available empirical data on program variables, with practical implications on frequency, intensity and type of exercise derived from unipolar depression studies. The aim of the current paper is to explore the relationship between exercise and bipolar disorder and potential mechanistic pathways. Given the high rate of medical co-morbidities experienced by people with bipolar disorder, it is possible that exercise is a potentially useful and important intervention with regard to general health benefits; however, further research is required to elucidate the impact of exercise on mood symptomology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Unknown 88 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 19%
Student > Master 13 14%
Researcher 9 10%
Unspecified 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 34 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 30%
Psychology 20 22%
Unspecified 12 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 9%
Neuroscience 6 7%
Other 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2018.
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#665,723
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Outputs from Frontiers in Psychology
#1,168
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#15,798
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Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Psychology
#50
of 413 outputs
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