Yoga and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Yoga involves breathing techniques, exercises and meditation that aim to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There isn’t currently evidence that yoga is helpful for PTSD symptoms so although being active can generally help with your mood, your professional should not suggest yoga as a treatment option for PTSD.
Yoga is one of several self-care strategies which young people told us help them manage their mental health and wellbeing. Read how other young people find yoga helpful here.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.