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Thursday, September 10 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Exercise Prescription for Major Depressive Disorder

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The use of exercise in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) has gained support, as evidenced by the inclusion of exercise treatment in the American Psychiatric Association’s most recent treatment guidelines. However, data suggest that mental health professionals infrequently prescribe or discuss exercise with their patients. This session will review the current evidence supporting exercise in the treatment of MDD. Dr. Rethorst will also highlight strategies to effectively prescribe exercise to patients with MDD by including interactive activities in this session.

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Chad Rethorst, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TexasChad D. Rethorst, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center at Dallas. He obtained his doctorate in Kinesiology from... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT

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