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A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression.

  title={A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression.},
  author={Alison Woolery and Hector F. Myers and Beth Sternlieb and Lonnie K Zeltzer},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={10 2},
CONTEXT Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited. [...] Key MethodDESIGN Young adults pre-screened for mild levels of depression were randomly assigned to a yoga course or wait-list control group. SETTING College campus recreation center. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight volunteers ages 18 to 29.Expand
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