Brenes GA, Divers J, Miller ME, Anderson A, Hargis G, Danhauer SC. Comparison of cognitive-behavioral therapy and yoga for the treatment of late-life worry: A randomized preference trial. Depress Anxiety. 2020 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/da.23107. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33107666.
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As reported in Depression and Anxiety, this study found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and yoga were both effective at reducing worry and anxiety in older adults, while CBT improved sleep more than yoga. In the study, the research team at Wake Forest University assigned half of the older adults to CBT or yoga by chance; the other half chose between CBT and yoga. These results held regardless of whether the participants chose their treatment or were assigned treatment at random.