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Yoga Shown to Improve Anxiety, Study Finds

From the August 12, 2020 NYU Langone Health NewsHub

“Yoga improves symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, a condition with chronic nervousness and worry, suggesting the popular practice may be helpful in treating anxiety in some people.

Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a new study found that yoga was significantly more effective for generalized anxiety disorder than standard education on stress management, but not as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the gold standard form of structured talk therapy that helps patients identify negative thinking for better responses to challenges.”

Read the entire article here.

August 17, 2020 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Psychology | , , ,

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