“Physical Activity and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Physical Activity and Mental Health with Dr Brendon Stubbs

Just how good is physical activity for your mental health? Dr Brendon Stubbs is a research physiotherapist with a specific interest in mental health and over 400 published papers. He knows this area inside out and talks on the podcast about the evidence around physical activity and its impact on our psychological health. From the most severe illnesses such as schizophrenia to lower levels of depression and anxiety the research is all very encouraging. We need to get more active and we need to find ways to help people with mental health problems get physically active too.

2) Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders

Functional neurological disorders (FND) are common sources of disability in medicine. Patients have often been misdiagnosed, correctly diagnosed after lengthy delays, and/or subjected to poorly delivered diagnoses that prevent diagnostic understanding and lead to inappropriate treatments, iatrogenic harm, unnecessary and costly evaluations, and poor outcomes.

3) The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of e-health interventions for depression and anxiety in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis

E-health interventions for depression have a small effect in primary care, with a moderate effect compared to waiting lists. The approach also appeared to be cost-effective for depression. However, we found no evidence for its effectiveness for anxiety.

4) Cardioprotective Treatment May Reduce Adverse Effects in Schizophrenia

Investigators sought to determine whether cardioprotective medication after a myocardial infarction could reduce mortality rates in patients with schizophrenia.

5) Alcohol a Major Contributor to Global Disease Burden

Substance use disorders contribute to disability in individuals and societies. This study shows they also have a devastating impact on the overall global disease burden.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

Best Regards,



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