Experimental and clinical findings from physical exercise as complementary therapy for epilepsy

Experimental and clinical findings from physical exercise as complementary therapy for epilepsy

Author Arida, Ricardo Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Almeida, Antonio-Carlos Guimaraes de Google Scholar
Cavalheiro, Esper Abrão Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Scorza, Fulvio Alexandre Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Fed Sao Joao del Rei
Abstract Complementary therapies for preventing or treating epilepsy have been extensively used. This review focuses on the positive effects of physical exercise programs observed in clinical studies and experimental models of epilepsy and their significance as a complementary therapy for epilepsy. Information about the antiepileptogenic and neuroprotective effects of exercise is highlighted. Considering that exercise can exert beneficial actions such as reduction of seizure susceptibility, reduction of anxiety and depression, and consequently, improvement of quality of life of individuals with epilepsy, exercise can be a potential candidate as non-pharmacological treatment of epilepsy.This article is part of a Special Issue entitled the Future of Translational Epilepsy Research. (c) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Physical exercise
Complementary therapy for epilepsy
Translational science
Language English
Sponsor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
INNT (Brazil)
ClnAPCe (Brazil)
Date 2013-03-01
Published in Epilepsy & Behavior. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 26, n. 3, p. 273-278, 2013.
ISSN 1525-5050 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 273-278
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.07.025
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000316663900010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35997

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