Interventions on autonomic function in psychiatric disorders
Physical exercise has beneficial influence on cardiovascular regulation, social integration and mental health. Patients with psychiatric disorders have specific requirements on the training program, since cardiovascular dysfunction might interfere with training adaptations of the body normally observed. Efficacy of relaxing interventions might be superior to high intensity exercise. Biofeedback interventions target at autonomic regulation and have been shown to have beneficial effect on mental health as well.