The aim of this book is to offer clear information and practical recommendations to organize exercise programs oriented to improve the quality of life of people with mental health problems. Twenty-six authors, coming from thirteen Universities and clinic Institutions in eight different countries, offered their contribution to discuss: - the rationale for physical activity and mental health; - the role of physical activity and exercise in the approach of mental health problems (stress, alcohol dependence, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obesity, ADHD, conduct disorders in adolescents, intellectual disability, elderly people); - the characteristics of assessment instruments; - the activities organized for people with mental disabilities by some Sport Federations and Organizations in Europe.

Physical activity and mental health A practice-oriented approach

CARRARO, ATTILIO
2014

Abstract

The aim of this book is to offer clear information and practical recommendations to organize exercise programs oriented to improve the quality of life of people with mental health problems. Twenty-six authors, coming from thirteen Universities and clinic Institutions in eight different countries, offered their contribution to discuss: - the rationale for physical activity and mental health; - the role of physical activity and exercise in the approach of mental health problems (stress, alcohol dependence, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obesity, ADHD, conduct disorders in adolescents, intellectual disability, elderly people); - the characteristics of assessment instruments; - the activities organized for people with mental disabilities by some Sport Federations and Organizations in Europe.
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