Exercising your worries away - the potential of physical activity interventions to reduce anxiety.

Presenter: Dr Terry Chong, University of Melbourne

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About the presentation

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent type of mental health conditions and cause significant distress and disability.  This seminar will discuss anxiety and how it affects older people.  It will also discuss treatment including the potential use of exercise interventions.

About the presenter

Dr Terence Chong is Senior Research Fellow in Old Age Psychiatry - a joint appointment of The University of Melbourne Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He is also a PhD candidate. His research interests include dementia risk reduction, anxiety in later life, physical activity and the use of technology to facilitate interventions. He holds appointments as Consultant Psychiatrist in the St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Epworth Healthcare and Medical and Mind Weight Loss.  His current clinical work is with the Healthy Ageing Service at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.

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