Breathing Interventions Decrease Anxiety and Depression Scores in Healthy Young Adults
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
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