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How can physical activity help with depression and chronic pain?

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Many people with chronic pain avoid exercise. But trips to the gym can help ease depression by releasing the same kind of brain chemicals that antidepressant medications are thought to affect.

From: Depression and Chronic Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Harvard Health Publications: "Depression and Pain." National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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Harvard Health Publications: "Depression and Pain." National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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