Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MINDFULNESS, THE MILITARY AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER



A recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology may have broad implications for veterans suffering with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

The researchers demonstrated that engagement in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) showed significant improvements after 6 months in reducing soldiers’ symptoms of PTSD, depression, behavioural activation (the ability to engage in activities to achieve a goal in spite of aversive symptoms), and self-acceptance

Read more here.


Resource: Kearney D J, McDermott K, Malte C, Martinez M, & Simpson T L (2012). Association of participation in a mindfulness program with measures of PTSD, depression and quality of life in a veteran sample. Journal of Clinical Psychology vol 68, issue 1, 101-116, Jan 2012. Article first published online: 28 Nov 2011 DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20853


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