Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Kolk2014YogaAA,
  title={Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Bessel A. van der Kolk and Laura Jane Stone and Jennifer West and Alison Rhodes and David Emerson and Michael Kirk Suvak and Joseph Spinazzola},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={
          e559-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND More than a third of the approximately 10 million women with histories of interpersonal violence in the United States develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently available treatments for this population have a high rate of incomplete response, in part because problems in affect and impulse regulation are major obstacles to resolving PTSD. This study explored the efficacy of yoga to increase affect tolerance and to decrease PTSD symptomatology. METHOD Sixty-four women… CONTINUE READING

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