A Research Study Of Medicine

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Introduction

In a world of vast technology and research, the study of medicine has greatly improved and continues to grow. In this day and age modern diseases have been cured and/or treated by “new” medicine. However, many carry short and long term side-effects that sometimes eliminate the meaning of the work as a whole. Are antidepressants one of them? Imagine spending every hour of everyday overeating, experiencing headaches, cramps, body pains or attempting suicide (NIMH, nd). Life would not be pleasant; however, these are just a quarter of the symptoms people with depression have to endure. Depression interferes with a person 's life and can cause pain for that person and others around him or her. It can even be very difficult trying to look for ideal treatment. Even though the most common treatments are antidepressants, some doctors consider exercise as a reliable treatment because of its preliminary health benefits. Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise helps to prevent health problems such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and heart, and improve the working efficiency of the respiratory system (Mayo Clinic, 2014): considering cardiovascular/aerobic exercise as a treatment for depression would not be farfetched. However, there are some factors to consider as not every human body is made the same. This indicates both antidepressants and exercise treatments most likely do not have a hundred percent success rate on their own. Gayathri
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