The Exercise Effect on Mental Health contains the most recent and thorough overview of the links between exercise and mental health, and the underlying mechanisms of the brain. The text will enhance interested clinicians’ and researchers’ understanding of the neurobiological effect of exercise on mental health. Editors Budde and Wegner have compiled a comprehensive review of the ways in which physical activity impacts the neurobiological mechanisms of the most common psychological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. This text presents a rigorously evidence-based case for exercise as an inexpensive, time-saving, and highly effective treatment for those suffering from mental illness and distress.
'This book provides an excellent vehicle for academic and practitioner experts to summarize the current state of the art in their fields of specialization. The cross-disciplinary themes of the book provide readers information that is vital to appreciate how physical activity influences neurological processes that underlie mental health.' - Phillip D. Tomporowski, Professor of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, USA
"The Exercise Effect on Mental Health is much more than selected evidence on the exercise effect on mental health. A team of authoritative experts addresses in a unique way the different facets of this complex relationship across the lifespan, in different populations and educational and clinical contexts, spanning from efficacy and underlying causal mechanisms to effectiveness and translational issues. The resulting 'big picture' is useful and enjoyable." - Caterina Pesce, University of Rome "Foro Italico"