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Exercise Helps Kids With Depression

Studies have shown that exercise may battle depression in adults, and now new evidence suggests the same may be true for children. In a study of nearly 4,600 middle-schoolers, researchers found that the more active children were, the less likely they were to suffer symptoms of depression. Exercise seems to affect some key nervous system chemicals--norepinephrine and serotonin--that are targets of antidepressant drugs, as well as brain neurotrophins, which help protect nerve cells from...

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