About Kelly Brogan

KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, Own Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression.

  • 37 trials were analyzed by the Cochrane Database to determine that exercise was as effective as therapy and as medication for depression treatment, although these studies were of limited quality.
  • Previous trials have demonstrated the efficacy of exercise treatment interventions relative to Zoloft, and the longer-lasting effects of this improvement.
  • I recommend beginning with 5-10 minutes of burst exercise (30 seconds of maximal effort and 90 seconds of recovery) and working up to 20 minutes 3+ times per week.

Read the study to help learn how exercise cures depression.