Exercise Helps Young People with Psychosis Symptoms, Study Shows

 An exercise programme devised by researchers at the University of Manchester has dramatically reduced symptoms among young people with first-episode psychosis.

The long-term prospects for young people who are diagnosed with psychosis are typically poor, with high rates of relapse, unemployment and premature death. The antipsychotics they are prescribed also cause rapid weight-gain.

Although exercise has been shown to be an effective treatment for people with long-term schizophrenia, no studies have assessed its effects on psychiatric symptoms in young adults with early psychosis, until now.