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Study: Yoga Helps Depression

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  • According to the CDC, nearly 24 million people experience some form of depression each year, costing the U.S. $210 million in lost work, direct and indirect medical cost and suicide-related costs
  • Antidepressant medications do not achieve a full remission in 40 percent of people, and are associated with dangerous side effects, including low blood pressure, aggression and reduced vision
  • Research demonstrates Iyengar yoga reduces symptoms of depression in those who are not taking medication or who have been taking the same medication for at least three month

By Dr. Mercola

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 16 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, and it is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S.


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