New study published in the BMJ.

Addition of physical activity intervention to usual care will not reduce depressive symptoms Current scientific guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression . However, new study published in the BMJ, suggests that adding a exercise intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of despair more than usual care alone, though it increased levels of exercise. Depression is one of the most common known reasons for looking for GP help and reportedly affects one in six adults in Britain at any one time. Until now, the majority of the proof for the positive effect of physical activity in treating unhappiness has comes from studies of little, nonclinical samples using interventions that would not be practicable within an NHS establishing.