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Meditation and Fibromyalgia: Reducing Depression with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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Mindfulness meditation alleviates depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized clinical trial at the University of Louisville.


2007-03-17

In a randomized 8-week study involving 91 women (average age 48) in either treatment or a control group, somatic and cognitive symptoms of depression were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory administered at baseline, immediately postprogram, and at followup 2 months after the conclusion of the intervention.

Change in depressive symptoms was assessed using slopes analyses of intervention effects over time. Depressive symptoms improved significantly in treatment versus control participants over the 3 assessments.

CONCLUSION: This meditation-based intervention alleviated depressive symptoms among patients with fibromyalgia.


2007-03-17

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17266067

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