This professional development will briefly explore the pathophysiology and neurobiology of depression, and then consider the opportunities for exercise specialists to contribute to the multidisciplinary treatment of people with depression. In particular, you will explore some recent research showing that while the exercise prescription guidelines for depression may be similar to those for other chronic illnesses, there is a potential need to individualise exercise based on the core affect hypothesis.
This recording was made from a webinar presented by ESSA on 10 October 2016.
Presented by Dr Robert Stanton BHMSc (Hons) PhD ESSAM AEP AES
Dr Stanton has been an AEP since 2003. For 10 years he owned and operated his own clinic in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, dealing with occupational rehabilitation, chronic disease management, corporate health, and community education. In 2012, Dr Stanton returned to the University sector as a research officer, working in mental health research. He completed his PhD in 2015, and his Thesis titled ‘Understanding the role of exercise in the inpatient mental health setting’ was awarded the ESSA Medal at the 2016 ESSA Conference. Dr Stanton joined the School of Medical and Applied Sciences at CQUniversity in 2015 and was appointed Research Cluster Leader for Muscular and Skeletal Health in 2016. Dr Stanton has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and more than 25 conference abstracts. He continues to collaborate on research in mental health, in addition to his exercise science projects.
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