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Can yoga reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

  title={Can yoga reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression},
  author={Irene Belle Skowronek and A. Mounsey and Lara Handler},
  journal={Journal of Family Practice},
  • Irene Belle Skowronek, A. Mounsey, Lara Handler
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Family Practice
  • Yes, yoga can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials [RCTs] with significant heterogeneity). Across multiple RCTs using varied yoga interventions and diverse study populations, yoga typically improves overall symptom scores for anxiety and depression by about 40%, both by itself and as an adjunctive treatment. It produces no reported harmful side effects. 
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