A heuristic model linking yoga philosophy and self-reflection to examine underlying mechanisms of add-on yoga treatment in schizophrenia

Rao, Naren and Menon, Sangeetha (2016) A heuristic model linking yoga philosophy and self-reflection to examine underlying mechanisms of add-on yoga treatment in schizophrenia. International Review of Psychiatry, 28 (3). pp. 265-272.

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    Abstract: Preliminary evidence suggests efficacy of yoga as add-on treatment for schizophrenia, but the underlying mechanism by which yoga improves the symptoms of schizophrenia is not completely understood. Yoga improves self-reflection in healthy individuals, and self-reflection abnormalities are typically seen in schizophrenia. However, whether yoga treatment improves impairments in self-reflection typically seen in patients with schizophrenia is not examined. This paper discusses the potential mechanism of yoga in the treatment of schizophrenia and proposes a testable hypothesis for further empirical studies. It is proposed that self-reflection abnormalities in schizophrenia improve with yoga and the neurobiological changes associated with this can be examined using empirical behavioural measures and neuroimaging measures such as magnetic resonance imaging.
    Item Type: Article
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    Keywords: Schizophrenia, samkhya philosophy, functional magnetic resonance imaging, self-reflection, yoga
    Subjects: School of Humanities > Philosophy
    School of Humanities > Psychology
    Programmes > Consciousness Studies Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Humanities
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 07:26
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 07:26
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1233

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