Author: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health;
Conference/Journal: CADTH Rapid Response Reports.
Date published: 2015 Jun 19
Other: Word Count: 170
Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences. It is a way of paying attention to the present moment by using meditation, breathing techniques, and yoga. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to thoughts and feelings, without making judgments , allowing the individual to become less enmeshed and better able to manage them. The objective of this review is to summarize the clinical effectiveness and guidelines for the use of mindfulness interventions for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, and substance use disorders in adults.
Copyright © 2015 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.
CONTEXT AND POLICY ISSUES
SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISION OR POLICY MAKING
APPENDIX 1 Selection of Included Studies
APPENDIX 2 Characteristics of Included Publications
APPENDIX 3 Critical Appraisal of Included Publications
APPENDIX 4 Main Study Findings and Author’s Conclusions
APPENDIX 5 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF STUDY INTERVENTIONS
APPENDIX 6 Additional References of Potential Interest