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Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Perinatal Depression Peer-review Journals

 Results from existing trials have generally indicated that physical activity and yoga interventions are acceptable to women during the perinatal period, and that these interventions can be effective in reducing depression. However, some studies have not found significant differences between intervention and control conditions. In addition, symptom improvements were not always maintained. The available research on physical activity and yoga as interventions for perinatal depression is encouraging with regard to feasibility, acceptability, patient safety, and preliminary efficacy. These interventions have the ability to reach a large number of women who may not engage in traditional treatment. Additional high quality, rigorous, randomized controlled trials are needed. Future research is also needed to examine the optimal dose of these interventions and how to best increase sustained engagement.

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