Physical Activity and Mental Health
A Practice-Oriented Approach
Michel Probst, Attilio Carraro
List of Contributors
The aim of this book is to offer clear information and practical recommendations to organize exercise programs oriented to improve the quality of life of people with mental health problems.
Twenty-six authors, coming from thirteen Universities and clinic Institutions in eight different countries, offered their contribution to discuss:
- the rationale for physical activity and mental health
- the role of physical activity and exercise in the approach of mental health problems (stress, alcohol dependence, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obesity, ADHD, conduct disorders in adolescents, intellectual disability, elderly people)
- the characteristics of instruments
- the activities organized for people with mental disabilities by some Sport Federations and Organizations in Europe.
Size: 19,5 x 26 cm