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Nóra Kerekes

Dr. Nóra Kerekes is a medical sciences professor specializing in psychiatry. She has made significant contributions to the field through her pioneering research on the impact of non-pharmacological treatments on our behaviors, psychological well-being, and character. Dr. Kerekes is also the founder of the Centre of Holistic Psychiatry Research (ChoPy,, an international research platform that aims to explore a holistic perspective on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Kerekes is a leader in several clinical trials investigating yoga’s effectiveness as a complementary treatment within psychiatric care ( Her studies have focused on diverse populations, including children and young adults, prison inmates, and forensic populations. As the leader of pioneer scientific research studies within ChoPy, she has conducted groundbreaking research, including the largest randomized controlled trial (RCT) yoga study within a prison environment. She is also spearheading ongoing research on yoga within forensic and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Additionally, Dr. Kerekes serves as the research leader of the European Prisons Yoga Project (PYP) program, further highlighting her commitment to exploring innovative and holistic approaches to psychiatric care. Overall, her work has been critical in advancing the field of psychiatry and promoting greater awareness of the benefits of non-pharmacological treatments.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Nora Kerekes is the founder of Centre for Holistic Psychiatry Research and has employment relationships with University West, Agera Sweden, NeuOnline, EuroMediterranean Neuroscience, and Gothenburg University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Nora Kerekes has no relevant non-financial relationships.