What is the role of Alexander technique in depression treatment?

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Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
The Alexander technique may be helpful in relieving some of the aches and pains   caused by depression. This "movement therapy" involves relearning   how to move your body in ways that relieve muscle tension, improve poor   posture, and prevent bad movement habits. Alexander technique is named after F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), the Australian actor who created it. The Alexander technique is not a substitute for the medical treatment of depression along with psychotherapy. Talk to your physician about this.

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