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Slate Article on Prescribing Exercise for Depression

One of the most interesting things I learned while writing Running Is My Therapy: In some countries, official medical guidelines count exercise as a first-line treatment for depression. It’s considered on a par with medication and therapy for initial treatment options. That, of course, is not the case in the United States. Why is the U.S. system behind others on this?

I was able to explore this topic in more depth for this Slate article.

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  1. Don McLaughlin August 31st, 2018 2:56 pm

    Spot on with my experience, Scott. After years of struggling to get off of prescription anti-depressants, I found a way out through long distance trail running and supplementation with powerful plant extracts.