Yoga as an intervention for psychological symptoms following trauma: A systematic review and quantitative synthesis.

  title={Yoga as an intervention for psychological symptoms following trauma: A systematic review and quantitative synthesis.},
  author={Viann N. Nguyen-Feng and Cari Jo Clark and Mary E. Butler},
  journal={Psychological services},
Despite evidence of the physiologic impact of trauma, treatments are only beginning to focus on the impact of trauma on the body. Yoga may be a promising treatment for trauma sequelae, given research that supports yoga for general distress. The present study aims to systematically assess and quantitatively synthesize the effectiveness of yoga interventions for psychological symptoms (posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], depression, anxiety symptoms) following potentially traumatic life events… 
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