Serum cortisol and BDNF in patients with major depression-effect of yoga.

@article{Naveen2016SerumCA,
  title={Serum cortisol and BDNF in patients with major depression-effect of yoga.},
  author={Golabavi Naveen and Shivarama S Varambally and Jagadisha Thirthalli and Mukund G. Rao and Rita Christopher and Bangalore. N. Gangadhar},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
Depression is associated with low serum Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and elevated levels of serum cortisol. Yoga practices have been associated with antidepressant effects, increase in serum BDNF, and reduction in serum cortisol. This study examined the association between serum BDNF and cortisol levels in drug-naïve patients with depression treated with antidepressants, yoga therapy, and both. Fifty-four drug-naïve consenting adult outpatients with Major Depression (32 males… CONTINUE READING
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