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Poster

Breathing Interventions Decrease Anxiety and Depression Scores in Healthy Young Adults

Poster Session II - Board: II- 093
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Carol S. Austad
Central Connecticut State University

Michael S. Gendron
Central Connecticut State University

William J. Davis
Central Connecticut State University

Gerald King
Central Connecticut State University

Christine Meagher
Central Connecticut State University

We examined the effects of stress-reducing breathing instructions, followed by biofeedback breathing training, over six trainings on 45 undergraduates. The paired T-test showed significant pre-post test scores on the BAI, BDI, and NHSQ. Our results suggest that these interventions can actually reduce anxiety and depressive behaviors in normal healthy students.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Health

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