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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 206-208

Research Article

Effect of Yoga as Add-on Therapy in Schizophrenia Patients


Ananda Reddy E.1, Venkata Venu Gopala Raju S.2, Prasanth A.3, Prabhath K.4

{1Assistant Professor, 4Resident, Department of Psychiatry} {2Associate Professor, Department of Physiology}

Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

3Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Background: Yoga has proven value in treatment of various psychiatric disorders like Anxiety, Depression and Obsessive compulsive disorder. But its role in Schizophrenia was not established thoroughly. Aim: Present study was aimed to study the role of Yoga in Schizophrenia. Materials and Methods: 65 Schizophrenic patients, diagnosed according to ICD-10 criterion were recruited and randomized in to two groups. Group-A patients received only pharmacotherapy and Group-B patients received pharmacotherapy and Yoga. Response was measured and compared by using Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) at initiation, randomization and completion of study. Results: Group-B patients, who received pharmacotherapy and Yoga, had shown significant improvement in negative symptoms and general psychopathology subscales of PANSS. Conclusions: Adding Yoga therapy to pharmacotherapy in Schizophrenia patients yields better outcome.