Can Yoga Help with Depression? What Does the Research Say?



Maren Nyer, PhD
Anxiety and Depression
July 22, 2019

You may have heard good things about yoga and how it can help anxiety and depression, but what does the research show? Dr. Maren Nyer, a leading expert and researcher on yoga studies and innovative treatments for depression and will share information about yoga and anxiety and depression and current medical research on this topic.

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Maren Nyer, PhD


Maren Nyer, PhD is the Director of Yoga Studies at a major research program focused on depression at Massachusetts General Hospital.  In addition, she is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nyer is the Principal Investigator on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health: a pilot trial of Bikram Yoga for the treatment of depression. Dr. Nyer has published more than 16 peer-reviewed articles, in numerous journals including Depression and Anxiety, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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