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Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population

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Background: Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated that yoga can improve cognitive-behavioural performance and control. Although there have been no controlled studies of the effects of yoga in a prison population, we reasoned that yoga could have beneficial effects in a setting where psychosocial functioning is often low, and the frequency of impulsi...

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Bilderbeck, AC More by this author
Brazil, IA More by this author
Jakobowitz, S More by this author
Wikholm, C More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Volume:
47
Issue:
10
Pages:
1438-1445
Publication date:
2013-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-1379
ISSN:
0022-3956
URN:
uuid:bef9a99e-425b-4655-85b9-021c92d6a3f8
Source identifiers:
418847
Local pid:
pubs:418847
Language:
English
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