Researchers publish new book covering exercise-based treatments for mental illness
Published: 7 May, 2018
The new book by Dr Brendon Stubbs and Dr Simon Rosenbaum provides health professionals practical strategies to use exercise as a treatment component for mental illness.
After another successful year of Exercise Your Mood, it is the perfect time to announce that Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney and the Black Dog Institute, is set to release a new book focused on physical activity-based interventions for people living with mental illness.
The book, co-edited by Dr Brendon Stubbs from King’s College in London, is titled ‘Exercise-Based Interventions for People with Mental Illness: A Clinical Guide to Physical Activity as Part of Treatment’ and is expected to be released on 1 August 2018.
As the title suggests, the book is largely targeted towards clinicians who are looking to use practical strategies to integrate exercise as a component of treatment for mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol use disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and more.
The book covers the role of exercise-based interventions that are suitable for patients of all ages, with chapters specifically dedicated to adolescents, young people and older people.
In ‘Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness’, Dr Rosenbaum and Dr Stubbs also demonstrate the emerging role of mobile technology in assisting patients to commence and maintain an exercise program .
In the book, Dr Stubbs and Dr Rosenbaum draw on a wealth of knowledge gained from having worked as allied health professionals within various mental health settings, including private and public hospitals, community facilities and general practice.
Dr Rosenbaum’s key area of interest involves research into the role of exercise in the prevention and management of various mental health disorders with a specific focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
He is known nationally and internationally for his presentations on the role of exercise in mental illness and is an elected National Director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
‘Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness’ is available for pre-order now.
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