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3:55 PM | December 05, 2012
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Aerobic exercise appears to have significant therapeutic benefits in the treatment of anxiety and depression.  This effect has been demonstrated in animal models as well as in humans.  However, there has been limited study of the potential brain mechanisms that produce an anti-anxiety or an anti-depressant effect.Brain serotonin neurotransmitter receptors have been implicated in anxiety and depressive disorders.  Additionally, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs such as […]

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