International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Review Papers | Yoga and Meditation | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Yoga for Psychiatric Disorders: A Review

Kanchan Yadav [2] | Pankaj Patidar


Abstract: In today's world, people suffer from psychiatric or mental disorders more than physical illnesses. Peoples of different ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and genders are affected with psychiatric disorders. No definition of the term ?psychiatric disorder? provides enough exact restrictions. Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dementia, and developmental disorders such as autism are forms of psychiatric or mental disorders, according to the World Health Organization. Yoga has positive impacts on both somatic and mental health factors, making it an effective therapy for preventing and treating mental illness. Various researches shown that yoga is beneficial for treating psychiatric disorder or mental disorders. The purpose of this study is to review the effects of yoga on psychiatric disorders in previous studies. This review includes 18 research articles that focus on the effect of yoga on psychiatric disorders. The studies considered in this review were quality research papers, written in English, that were published between 2010 and 2022. The studies were discovered using the databases PubMed and Google Scholar. Out of 18 studies, 7 studies for depression, 5 for schizophrenia, and 6 studies for autism spectrum disorder were included in this review. Out of 7 studies, 6 studies showed significantly decreased depression. Out of 5 studies, 4 studies showed improvement in many markers in patients with schizophrenia; all 6 studies showed improvement in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through the various research papers, this review concludes that various yoga techniques are helpful in treating psychiatric or mental disorders.


Keywords: Depression, Schizophrenia, Autism spectrum disorder, Yoga


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1869 - 1875


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