Both groups showed improvement but there were no significant differences between the groups. In neither trial was there any correlation between the extent of change in the subjects’ physical fitness due to aerobic exercise and the extent of the improvement of psychiatric scores.
Dr David Veale (now Professor) was the psychiatrist working at the Royal Free Hospital, London responsible for this research. Professor Anthony Sargeant and Professor Anthony Mann were the consultants for these studies. The results indicate that many patients with depression benefited from organised programmes of exercise alongside normal treatment protocols.
Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine
J R Soc Med. 1992 Sep;85(9):541-4