Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Anxiety

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Authored by: Katharina Gaudlitz , Brigitt-Leila von Lindenberger , Elisabeth Zschucke , Andreas Ströhle

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782999
eBook ISBN: 9780203132678
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477805


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Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders. Overall prevalence of anxiety disorders is high, with a lifetime prevalence of 28.8% and a 12-month prevalence of 18.1% in the United States (Kessler et al., 2005; Kessler, Chiu, Demler, Merikangas, & Walters, 2005) and comparable 12-month prevalences (14%) in European countries (Wittchen et al., 2011).

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