Yoga Based Interventions For Depression And Anxiety Disorders

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Background: Many people suffer from depression and anxiety disorders across the lifespan. A lot of research has been done on depression and stress management but not enough on the impact of the combination of occupational therapy services and yoga. Occupational therapists are trained and skilled to help those diagnosed with mental disorders. In addition to traditional Occupational Therapy practices, CAMs (complimentary alternative medicines) such as yoga with emphasis on mindfulness based stress reduction can help those suffering recover more quickly.
Purpose: The aim of my research is to see Occupational Therapy interventions and Yoga based interventions effectiveness in young adults suffering with depression and anxiety disorders.
Methods: 21 day meditation, pre-test and post-test questionnaire, interviews with participants, previous research done on topic
Results: I hope to discover that yoga based interventions along with occupational therapy interventions show a tremendous improvement in the feelings and attitudes of the participants suffering with depression and anxiety disorders.

Yoga based interventions fall under a very broad topic of complementary and alternative medicine. The United States National Library of Medicine defines CAMs as “the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical
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