Understanding the Correlation between Physical Activity and Clinical Depression in Women: A Review of the LiteratureDaphne Kaye Sharpe*, Janice Collins-McNeil, Jerrell Wayne Jones and Rahn Kennedy Bailey
Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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- Daphne Kaye Sharpe
Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, North Carolina USA
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Received date: July 25, 2016; Accepted date: August 27, 2016; Published date: August 30, 2016
Citation: Sharpe DK, Collins-McNeil J, Jones JW, Bailey RK (2016) Understanding the Correlation between Physical Activity and Clinical Depression in Women: A Review of the Literature. J Depress Anxiety 5:249. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.1000249
Copyright: © 2016 Sharpe DK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In an effort to understand the correlation between clinical depression and physical activity, a systematic literature review was conducted. Major Depressive Disorder/Clinical depression is a mental illness that can be expensive and debilitating to sufferers. It poses a substantial burden worldwide when not treated effectively clinical depression is likely to lapse into a chronic disease as reported by CDC in 2011). At least 350 million people live with clinical depression and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide as reported by WHO in 2012). It affects not only the person with clinical depression but their families too. The World Health Organization (WHO) also reported that major clinical depression was ranked eighth in low income countries but was first place in middle and high income countries.