56 patients in an acute care setting for psychosis in Western Australia reported that a formal exercise program helped to manage their psychiatric symptoms, as well as improve their level of fitness, confidence, and self-esteem. The authors note that this study adds to established literature on the benefits of such programs for anxiety and depression. Results appear in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
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