Exercise 'can help treat depression'

Exercise is one way of tackling the symptoms of depression.

This is according to Catherine Tsiboukas, vice-chair of Journeys Toward Recovery, who suggested that exercise is a useful tool in dealing with the mental health problem.

However, she noted that it generally needs to be used "as part of a broader management programme" and urged people to contact their therapist or doctor in order develop a mental health care plan for themselves.

She added: "Depression is a serious and potentially disabling condition that can be treated through a mix of medication, self-help and/or therapy."

The comments come after research from Yale University revealed that a certain gene appears to be a key contributor to the onset of depression.

Scientists hope to have a promising target for a new class of antidepressants by identifying the gene, Nature Medicine revealed.

Ms Tsiboukas added that everybody is different and there is not one magic cure to deal with depression.

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