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In my research I focus on preventive and intervention effects of physical activity on mental illness. Currently I am working on the implementation and evaluation of the sports and movement therapy program "ImPuls" for people with mental illness.
Background Mental disorders are prevalent and cause considerable burden of disease. Exercise has been shown to be efficacious to treat major depressive disorders, insomnia, panic disorder with and without agoraphobia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods This pragmatic, two arm, multi-site randomised controlled trial will evaluate the...
The aim is to investigate the influence of physical activity on the relationship between stress and quality of life in patients suffering from various mental disorders and to compare it with a sample of mentally healthy people.