Hot Yoga for Depressive Symptoms

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Depression treatments that are available today are the result of decades of research.

Have you been feeling down or depressed? Do you no longer enjoy the things you used to?

Are you interested in finding a new way to treat your depression?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a new research study using hyperthermic yoga to treat depression. The Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting a new study that examines whether hyperthermic yoga might be a good treatment option for people who are experiencing symptoms of depression.

During the study, participants will be assigned to begin the yoga classes immediately or be on a waitlist prior to attending the yoga classes. Participants will be asked to attend at least two hot yoga classes a week for 8 weeks. Additionally, they will go to an MGH clinic in downtown Boston for assessment visits during which they will meet with a clinician and complete several questionnaires.

For more information on this and other depression studies, please contact Maya Nauphal at 617-726-3129 or mnauphal@partners.org

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