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Abstract Title:

Kundalini Yoga for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Exploration of Treatment Efficacy and Possible Mechanisms.

Abstract Source:

Int J Yoga Therap. 2018 Apr 26. Epub 2018 Apr 26. PMID: 29698081

Abstract Author(s):

M G Gabriel, Joshua Curtiss, Stefan G Hofmann, Sat Bir S Khalsa

Article Affiliation:

M G Gabriel

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of Kundalini Yoga in reducing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) compared to a common treatment-as-usual condition using cognitive techniques. A secondary objective was to explore potential treatment mechanisms. Females aged 24 to 75 years with GAD ( n = 49) received either an 8-week Kundalini Yoga intervention ( n = 34) or an 8-week treatment-as-usual condition ( n = 15). The yoga condition resulted in lower levels of anxiety relative to the treatment-as-usual condition. Furthermore, changes in somatic symptoms mediated treatment outcome for Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga may show promise as a treatment for GAD, and this treatment might convey its effect on symptom severity by reducing somatic symptoms.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Kundalini Yoga : CK(1) : AC(1)
Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Anxiety Agents : CK(356) : AC(59)

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