Mindfulness-based treatment approaches include paying close attention to physical sensations, controlling breath, meditating, and achieving a heightened awareness. Patients turn to mindfulness and related approaches for a host of complaints, including chronic pain, elevated blood pressure, anxiety, and gastrointestinal difficulties. According to a US national survey from 2017, the number of adults who practiced mindfulness in the year before they were surveyed tripled. This perspective on what a patient experiences moment by moment, and how it can affect their mind and body, introduces a new context for treatment; but is mindfulness supported by evidence?
Review findings from recent key studies on the effectiveness of mindfulness with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Rapid Review Quiz: Recent Evidence for Mindfulness - Medscape - Sep 27, 2023.