Exercise for Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Workbook

Paperback | June 15, 2009

byJasper A. J. Smits, Michael W. Otto

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Research has shown that individuals who exercise regularly have less stress, less anxiety, less depression, and less substance use problems than those who don't. Studies have also shown that exercise can help combat the effects of depression and anxiety. Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to your clinician, this workbook helps you plan an exercise program and provides strategies for following through with your exercise goals. The workbook is structured to help you prevent mood disturbances from blocking the very activities that can helpyou feel better. During the course of this program, you will be introduced to some of the situational factors that can interfere with establishing a successful exercise routine. With the help of your therapist, you will learn how to overcome these factors, as well as how to set up your environmentso that exercise is successful and rewarding. In addition to information on how to start and maintain an exercise program, this workbook comes complete with worksheets and logs for scheduling and tracking your physical activity. Strategies for managing your thinking patterns are also provided and will help you boost your motivation and breakthrough barriers to exercise.

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Research has shown that individuals who exercise regularly have less stress, less anxiety, less depression, and less substance use problems than those who don't. Studies have also shown that exercise can help combat the effects of depression and anxiety. Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to your clinician, this workbook h...

Jasper A. J. Smits, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Michael W. Otto, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Boston University and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.31 × 10.79 × 0.39 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. About This Workbook2. How does Exercise Work on Mood and Anxiety?3. Breaking Barriers to Exercise4. Thinking Strategies for Exercise5. Initiating Your Exercise Program6. Maintaining Your Exercise Program7. Extending Your Exercise Program -Enjoyable Activities and Sleep8. Exercise Targeted to Depression9. Bipolar Disorder and Exercise10. Stress, Worry, and Panic Disorder11. Exercising Over the Long TermAppendix of Forms