P300 amplitude and antidepressant response to Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY)

Naga Venkatesha Murthy, P.J ; Janakiramaiah, N ; Gangadhar, B.N ; Subbakrishna, D.K (1998) P300 amplitude and antidepressant response to Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) Journal of Affective Disorders, 50 (1). pp. 45-48. ISSN 0165-0327

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-0327(98)00029-9

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Background: There is evidence that Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) has significant antidepressant effects. Objective: The present study examined whether pretreatment P300 ERP amplitude predicts antidepressant response to SKY. Methods: Consenting, drug-free depressed patients (n=30; dysthymics, 15, melancholics, 15) who received SKY as the sole treatment were assessed clinically at pretreatment, 1 month and 3 months. Auditory P300 was recorded before treatment. Results: Twenty-two patients responded favourably to SKY. The pretreatment P300 amplitude neither distinguished responders and non-responders nor was associated with differential rates of response. Discussion: It is concluded that SKY therapy is uniformly effective regardless of the pretreatment P300 amplitude.

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Keywords:Depression; Dysthymia; Melancholia; P300 Event Related Potential Yoga.
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