Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/exercise-may-help-young-people-with-severe-mental-health-disorders_us_56f17728e4b03a640a6bd3b1

 

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
March 22, 2016

 

For young adults who have experienced severe mental health disorders, exercise may help reduce the severity of their symptoms, a new, small study suggests.

 

In the study, researchers looked at 38 adults, ages 18 to 35, who had experiencedan episode of psychosis — a serious mental disorder in which a person loses touch with reality and may experience delusions and hallucinations. All of the people were receiving antipsychotic medications and mental health care through early-intervention mental health services in England.