PCRN-supported depression study hits the headlines
Research findings widely reported following publication by the BMJ
The TREAD study, which was supported by both the Mental Health Research Network and the Primary Care Research Network, hit the headlines in June by suggesting that combining exercise with conventional treatments for depression does not improve recovery.
These findings go against the current National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines which were drawn up in 2004 recommending that sufferers should exercise up to three times a week. As a result the study featured across many media outlets including BBC breakfast news.
The research authors thank the Mental Health Research Network and the Primary Care Research Network for their contribution in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) article.
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