Psychiatry and Psychology

Internet-delivered therapist-guided physical activity for mild to moderate depression: a randomized controlled trial

Published on 2013-10-03 in PeerJ, vol 1. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.178
Objective. The main hypothesis, and the objective of the study, was to test if the participants allocated to the treatment group would show a larger reduction in depressive symptoms than those in the control group. Methods. This study was a randomized nine week trial of an Internet-administered treatment based on guided physical exercise for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). A total of 48 participants with mild to moderate depression, diagnosed using the Structured… Read more

Integrating precision medicine in the study and clinical treatment of a severely mentally ill person

Published on 2013-10-03 in PeerJ, vol 1. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.177
Background. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of technical and medical diagnostic platforms being developed. This has greatly improved our ability to more accurately, and more comprehensively, explore and characterize human biological systems on the individual level. Large quantities of biomedical data are now being generated and archived in many separate research and clinical activities, but there exists a paucity of studies that integrate the areas of clinical… Read more