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Bethell C, et al. Adverse childhood experiences, resilience and mindfulness-based approaches: common denominator issues for children with emotional, mental, or behavioral problems. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2016

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van der Kolk BA, Hodgdon H, Gapen M, et al.  A randomized controlled study of neurofeedback for chronic PTSD.  PLOS One. 2016.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

Neurofeedback produced significant PTSD improvement as well as improved affect regulation capacities.

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Nicholson AA, et al. Alpha oscillation neurofeedback modulates amygdala complex connectivity and arousal in posttraumatic stress disorder.  Neuroimage Clin.  2016.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

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Bethell C, et al. Adverse childhood experiences, resilience and mindfulness-based approaches: common denominator issues for children with emotional, mental, or behavioral problems. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2016

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Streeter CC et al (2020) Thalamic GABA Level Changes in Major Depressive Disorder after a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing Intervention.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(3)190-197.

Boston Univ Med Center study of depression before/after yoga training 2-3/wk plus Coherent Breathing 5 times/minute. After 12 week Yoga-Breathing intervention, significant improvement in depression symptoms.
This 2020 article is update of similar 2017 study on Yoga and Depression by BUMC authors – FREE FULL TEXT. 

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Van der Kolk BA, Stone L, West J, et.al.  Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.  Clin Psychiatry. 2014.

Yoga significantly reduced PTSD symptoms, comparable to psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Yoga may help traumatized individuals by helping tolerate physical-sensory experiences associated with fear-helplessness and increase emotional awareness and tolerance.

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Gard TNoggle JJ Park CL et al. Potential self-regulatory mechanisms of yoga for psychological health. Front Hum Neurosci.  2014.   FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE