When Science Meets Mindfulness

This is an old but important article about how mindfulness can be helpful with depression and other physical and mental health conditions.

Studies have shown benefits against an array of conditions both physical and mental, including irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. But some of those findings have been called into question because studies had small sample sizes or problematic experimental designs. Still, there are a handful of key areas — including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety — in which well-designed, well-run studies have shown benefits for patients engaging in a mindfulness meditation program, with effects similar to other existing treatments.

Please click the link below for the full article from The Harvard Gazette.

When Science Meets Mindfulness: Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients

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