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Mindfulness-based stress reduction for stress management in healthy people: a review and meta-analysis.
  • A. Chiesa, A. Serretti
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
  • 18 May 2009
TLDR
MBSR showed a nonspecific effect on stress reduction in comparison to an inactive control, both in reducing stress and in enhancing spirituality values, and a possible specific effect compared to an intervention designed to be structurally equivalent to the meditation program.
The Difficulty of Defining Mindfulness: Current Thought and Critical Issues
In the last decade, a surge of interest has been directed towards the empirical investigation of the concept and applications of mindfulness. If one considers the increasing evidence about the
Mindfulness-based approaches: are they all the same?
TLDR
The currently applied mindfulness-based interventions show large differences in the way mindfulness is conceptualized and practiced, and the decision to consider such practices as unitary or as distinct phenomena will probably influence the direction of future research.
Treatment-Emergent Sexual Dysfunction Related to Antidepressants: A Meta-Analysis
TLDR
Treatment-emergent SD caused by antidepressants is a considerable issue with a large variation across compounds and should be considered in clinical activity for the choice of the prescribed drug.
A systematic review of neurobiological and clinical features of mindfulness meditations
TLDR
Current evidence on the neurobiological changes and clinical benefits related to MM practice in psychiatric disorders, in physical illnesses and in healthy subjects is reviewed to establish whether clinical outcomes are due to specific or non-specific effects of MM.
Vipassana meditation: systematic review of current evidence.
  • A. Chiesa
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
  • 27 January 2010
TLDR
Current studies provided preliminary results about neurobiological and clinical changes related to VM practice, but further research is needed to answer critical questions about replications, self-selection, placebo, and long-term effects of VM.
A meta-analysis of sexual dysfunction in psychiatric patients taking antipsychotics
TLDR
It is found that significant differences exist across different antipsychotics in terms of total SD, such as quetiapine, ziprasidone, perphenazine, and aripiprazole were associated with relatively low SD rates, whereas olanzapine and risperidone are associated with higher SD rates.
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