From depressive symptoms to depression in people with epilepsy: Contribution of physical exercise to improve this picture

From depressive symptoms to depression in people with epilepsy: Contribution of physical exercise to improve this picture

Author Arida, Ricardo M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cavalheiro, Esper A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Scorza, Fulvio A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objectives: Epilepsy is a chronic condition that may be associated with several other diseases. Psychiatric comorbidities are highly prevalent and depression is the most common type of psychiatric comorbidity in people with epilepsy. the beneficial effects of exercise for people with epilepsy have been increasingly reported, including reduction of seizure susceptibility, improvement of quality of life and reduction of depression. in this regard, we propose in this article the potential role of physical exercise to minimize depression in people with epilepsy.Methods and results: We summarized the most relevant data on the complex relationship between neurotransmitters and epilepsy, depression, physical exercise and subsequently proposed how a regular program of exercise can regulate depression associated with epilepsy.Conclusions: the significance of such a relationship has a marked impact on the development and implementation of appropriate coadjutant treatments to improve functional outcomes and quality of life in people with epilepsy. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Depression
Exercise
Physical activity
Seizure
Epilepsy
Psychiatric comorbidities
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Instituto Nacional de Neurociencia Translacional (INNT)
Cooperacao Interinstitucional de Apoio a Pesquisas sobre o Cerebro (ClnAPCe) (Brazil)
Date 2012-03-01
Published in Epilepsy Research. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 99, n. 1-2, p. 1-13, 2012.
ISSN 0920-1211 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 1-13
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2011.10.012
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000302431700001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34674

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