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Physical activity and exercise as a treatment of depression : Evidence and neurobiological mechanism. / Stubbs, Brendon; Schuch, Felipe.

Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics. Elsevier, 2019. p. 293-299.

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Stubbs, B & Schuch, F 2019, Physical activity and exercise as a treatment of depression: Evidence and neurobiological mechanism. in Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics. Elsevier, pp. 293-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813333-0.00026-3

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Stubbs, B., & Schuch, F. (2019). Physical activity and exercise as a treatment of depression: Evidence and neurobiological mechanism. In Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics (pp. 293-299). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813333-0.00026-3

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Stubbs B, Schuch F. Physical activity and exercise as a treatment of depression: Evidence and neurobiological mechanism. In Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics. Elsevier. 2019. p. 293-299 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813333-0.00026-3

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Stubbs, Brendon ; Schuch, Felipe. / Physical activity and exercise as a treatment of depression : Evidence and neurobiological mechanism. Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics. Elsevier, 2019. pp. 293-299

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