Yoga for Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Published Research and Implications for Healthcare Providers
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
Abstract: 

There is increasing interest in the use of yoga as way to manage or treat depression and anxiety. Yoga is afford- able, appealing, and accessible for many people, and there are plausible cognitive/affective and biologic mechanisms by which yoga could have a positive impact on depression and anxiety. There is indeed preliminary evidence that yoga may be helpful for these problems, and there are several ongoing larger-scale randomized clinical trials. The current evidence base is strongest for yoga as efficacious in reducing symptoms of unipolar depression. However, there may be risks to engaging in yoga as well. Healthcare providers can help patients evaluate whether a particular community-based yoga class is helpful and safe for them.

Author(s): 
Uebelacker, Lisa A.
Broughton, Monica K.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Rhode Island Medical Journal (2013)
Journal Abbreviation: 
R I Med J (2013)
Publication Date: 
3/1/2016
Publication Year: 
2016
Pages: 
20-22
Volume: 
99
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
2327-2228
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26929966

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Lisa A. Uebelacker and Monica K. Broughton. 3/1/2016. "Yoga for Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Published Research and Implications for Healthcare Providers." Rhode Island Medical Journal (2013) 99: 3: 20-22.

Wikipedia Citation

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