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The effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for postnatal depression: study protocol

  • Amanda J Daley1, 6Email author,
  • Kate Jolly2,
  • Debbie J Sharp3,
  • Katrina M Turner3,
  • Ruth V Blamey1,
  • Sarah Coleman1,
  • Mary McGuinness4,
  • Andrea K Roalfe1,
  • Ian Jones5 and
  • Christine MacArthur2
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201212:45

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-45

Received: 1 February 2012

Accepted: 9 June 2012

Published: 9 June 2012

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9 Jun 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-12-45

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Authors’ Affiliations

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham
Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatics, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham
Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
Perinatal Mental Health Service, The Barberry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Institute of Psychological Medicine & Clinical Neurology, Cardiff University
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham