Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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ISSN: 2157-7595

Marianne ZW

Marianne ZW


  • Research Article
    Group Yoga Therapy Impacts Mood States of Adolescents in a Psychiatric Hospital Setting
    Author(s): Marianne ZW, Heather K, Michelle F and Claire PMarianne ZW, Heather K, Michelle F and Claire P

    Objective: Managing acutely ill adolescents on a psychiatric unit is a delicate art, and while medication changes are often seen as a primary intervention, teaching youth other skill sets to identify and manage their strong emotions can be a powerful addition to care. Although Yoga is shown to be beneficial in mood regulation in adults, there are few quantitative studies documenting this effect in youth. The goal of this retrospective study is to examine whether yoga affects mood states of adolescents in a psychiatric hospital setting. Method: Participants included 480 predominately white (72%), female (70%), non-Hispanic (79%) youth (15.4 ± 1.8 years) who attended yoga groups between August 2010 and March 2013 while a patient in an intensive psychiatric program. Participants completed the Fast Assess.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000261

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