Promoting physical activity in severe mental illness

Author(s):
Dr Jennifer Powell interviews Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Lynne Drummond

Duration:
23 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
March 2020

Type:
Podcast

CPD domain:
Clinical

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In daily practice psychiatrists prescribe drugs that can encourage weight gain, but physical activity is often not widely promoted. A widening robust evidence base is proving the benefits of exercise in mental health, so how can we increase mental health professionals’ active involvement in this area? Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Lynne Drummond talk to CPD eLearning Trainee Editor Dr Jennifer Powell about physical activity guidelines, research, risks and guidance in promoting physical activity in severe mental illness.

 

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