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Combining Exercise and Psychotherapy to Treat Mental Health

Combining Exercise and Psychotherapy to Treat Mental Health
Author(s)/Editor(s): Lara Carneiro (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)and Felipe Schuch (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil)
Copyright: ©2024
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6040-5
ISBN13: 9781668460405
ISBN10: 1668460408
EISBN13: 9781668460412


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The last decade has seen a renewed recognition of the interconnection of the mental and physical wellbeing of people living with mental diseases. Research has assessed the impact of exercise and psychological interventions as monotherapy and complementary treatments to usual care and found considerable benefits to reduce psychiatric symptoms and improve quality of life. Questions remain on the effectiveness and on the best practices to deliver such interventions.

Combining Exercise and Psychotherapy to Treat Mental Health evaluates the effects of psychotherapy and exercise interventions in individuals with mental health diseases. The book also addresses psychotherapy and exercise interventions for mental health followed by combined psychotherapy and exercise interventions and provides strategies for maintaining exercise involvement. Covering key topics such as anxiety disorders, psychology, exercise, and mood disorders, this premier reference source is ideal for therapists, mental health specialists, psychologists, industry professionals, researchers, academicians, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book provides a deep insight into how combining physical exercise and psychotherapy can transform mental health. From stress reduction to boosting self-esteem, it explores how this integration offers holistic solutions to emotional challenges. Essential for those in the field of social sciences, it offers practical tools and fundamental insights to promote overall well-being.

– Camilo López-Sánchez, Doctoral Student and Researcher, Spain

Author's/Editor's Biography

Lara Carneiro (Ed.)
Lara Carneiro is currently studying for BSc in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP) of the University of Porto (UP). Lara Carneiro has a PhD in Sport Sciences (Portugal). Assistant Professor at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). Member of the Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD). PhD. Fellow of the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (SFRH/BD/84988/2012). Consultant of prescription exercise programs on mental health.(250490e0-8c30-4b5e-9f7e-2c7ce3c2852a)

Felipe Schuch (Ed.)
Dr. Felipe Barreto Schuch holds a full degree in physical education from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2008) and a master's degree (2011) and a doctorate (2015) in Medical Sciences: Psychiatry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). Coordinator of the research group on physical exercise and mental health at UFSM. Master's advisor in the Graduate Program in Movement Sciences and Rehabilitation (UFSM). Member of the task force on lifestyle medicine for depression of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and the task force on physical exercise and nutrition for bipolar mood disorder of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Listed as one of the most cited authors in the area "Psychology and psychiatry" in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the list of Clarivate/Web of Science. Listed, by the, in the second position in Brazil and in the 363rd position in the world in the "2022 Rising Star of Science Award", for all areas of knowledge. He is currently associate editor of the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry (JBP), Frontiers in Psychiatry and Mental Health and Physical Activity and a member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry (RBP).(130fc45a-6884-4069-a0ba-54b3dc2f0326)


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