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Randomized Controlled Trial
. 2013 Feb;19(1):6-10.
doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.10.001. Epub 2012 Nov 24.

Tai Chi/Yoga Reduces Prenatal Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Disturbances

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Randomized Controlled Trial

Tai Chi/Yoga Reduces Prenatal Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Disturbances

Tiffany Field et al. Complement Ther Clin Pract. .
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Abstract

Ninety-two prenatally depressed pregnant women were randomly assigned to a tai chi/yoga or a waitlist control group at an average of 22 weeks gestation. The tai chi/yoga group participated in a 20-min group session per week for 12 weeks. At the end of the treatment period the tai chi/yoga group had lower summary depression (CES-D) scores, as well as lower negative affect and somatic/vegetative symptoms subscale scores on the CES-D, lower anxiety (STAI) scores and lower sleep disturbances scores.

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