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A STUDY OF NEUROSIS IN RELATION TO DEMOGRAPHICAL AND THERAPEUTICAL MEASURES

Poonam Chand, Jaiprakash, Kanak Prabha Singh and Ayushee Gautam

Abstract

The present study essentially aims at a demographic study of neurotic disorders. Secondly, it involves a therapeutical study to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of drug therapy with yoga therapy, either alone or together in the treatment of neurosis. The sample of this study consisted of 60 neurotic patients who attended the O.P.D. of Kaya Chikitsa Deptt and Yoga Clinic of S.S. Hospital, B.H.U., Varanasi. A battery of tests were administered to neurotic patients before undertaking therapy to establish the baseline and all the tests were repeated after undergoing therapies for a period of three months.Patient showed improvement indicating each treatment yielded significant improvement. In instances, where differences in treatment effectiveness were observed, combined therapy yielded more positive outcomes than did yoga and drug therapy, whereas yoga therapy yielded some what positive outcomes than did drug therapy.

Keyword: Neurotic Disorder; Domicile Status; Family structure; Drug therapy; Yoga therapy; Combined therapy; Anxiety; Depression

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