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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 10:21:43 PM by Laura Dravenstott in open water swimming, in triathlete, in Healthy benefits, in Swimming Community

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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