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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders 

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders
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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders
Author(s):

Aleeze Moss

, and Diane Reibel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190690557.003.0012
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date: 21 September 2020

Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) are nonpharmacological interventions that show promise for the treatment of a number of mental health conditions. This chapter describes several MBIs, specifically Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the research that supports the efficacy of these interventions in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. MBSR and MBCT have been shown to be effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression. DBT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and ACT effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. New MBIs are being developed to work specifically with populations suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, addictions, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Current research on neural mechanisms associated with mindfulness training and its benefits are demonstrating structural and functional changes in the brain.

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