Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms


FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) –Exercise can reduce symptoms in teens and young adults who had a first psychosis episode, a new study says.

The study included 31 people who had a first psychosis episode. They were between 18 and 35 years old. The study volunteers did personalized workout regimens for 10 weeks under the supervision of a researcher. The participants did 107 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.

At the end of 10 weeks, the patients in the exercise program had a 27 percent reduction in psychiatric symptoms. That was significantly better than how the control group of 7 psychosis patients did, researchers said. The control group received mental health treatment but weren’t given a workout program.

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