Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Man C M Tsui

Man C M Tsui

Hong Kong

  • Review Article
    Review of the Effects of Yoga on People with Schizophrenia
    Author(s): Man C M TsuiMan C M Tsui

    Background: Schizophrenia is a major type of psychotic disorders which affects around 24 million people worldwide. There is a pressing need to explore potentially effective treatment modalities to alleviate stress and stress-related factors in people with schizophrenia. Among various possibilities, yoga is likely to be a promising approach. Aim: This study reviewed four RCTs on the effects of yoga as a stress management modality for schizophrenic clientele. Results: The results showed that yoga had positive impacts on reducing stress, anxiety and symptoms as well as enhancing social and occupational functioning and quality of life. Conclusion: As for evidence-based practice, clinicians should consider prescribing or recommending yoga to individuals with schizophrenia when the resources such as availability of qualified yoga coaches and places for yoga practice are feasible... Read More»

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