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From a New York Times-bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a timeWhether you're a runner struggling with depression or anxiety or someone who is depressed and anxious looking for a scientifically supported way to improve your mental health, Running Is My Therapy is here to help. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals cutting-edge science, anecdote, and expert advice to show how running can reduce depression and anxiety and boost the mind. You'll learn how running affects the brain and about options for combining running with different kinds of mental health treatments, from cognitive behavioral therapy to antidepressants and more, as well as how running can lead to a more fulfilling life by encouraging social connections, healthier habits, a sense of purpose, or even decreasing use of controlled substances.

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Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas is a contributing editor for Runner's World. Among his books are the New York Times best seller Meb for Mortals, written with 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, and perennial favorite Advanced Marathoning, written with two-time Olympian Pete Pfitzinger. His next book, Running Is My Therapy, about running's mental-health benefits, will be published in April.

A resident of Maine, Scott has run more than 110,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979. Alas, he was recently overtaken for the household lifetime odometer record by his Subaru.

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