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dc.contributor.authorSaligheh, Maryam
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-12
dc.date.available2019-03-12
dc.date.issued2018-09-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20136
dc.description.abstractDepression during the childbearing years affects between 10-15% of women, and amongst the detrimental effects to health is lowered Physical Activity (PA) behaviour. While modalities of exercise and PA behaviour have been identified as having a positive effect on the depression condition as well as other heath indices (e.g., weight and adiposity), its effectiveness remains uncertain during the postnatal and antenatal stages. Postnatal Depression (PND) and Antenatal Depression (AND) are predominantly treated with antidepressants and counselling; and even while acknowledging potential movement associated with pregnancy, emerging evidence suggests exercise/PA could be a potentially feasible and cost-effective, adjunct, treatment behaviour. Thesis findings suggest that exercise/PA interventions could have specific preventative and symptom treatment roles. Thus, exercise/PA guidelines can be recommended,en_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.en_AU
dc.subjectWomen’s mental healthen_AU
dc.subjectPostnatal depressionen_AU
dc.subjectPregnancyen_AU
dc.subjectAntenatal depressionen_AU
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_AU
dc.subjectExerciseen_AU
dc.titleCan exercise or physical activity benefit women’s mental health? An examination of post and antenatal depressionen_AU
dc.typeThesisen_AU
dc.type.thesisDoctor of Philosophyen_AU
usyd.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_AU
usyd.departmentDiscipline of Exercise and Sport Scienceen_AU
usyd.degreeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
usyd.awardinginstThe University of Sydneyen_AU


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