Do not worry, be mindful: effects of induced worry and mindfulness on respiratory variability in a nonanxious population.

@article{Vlemincx2013DoNW,
  title={Do not worry, be mindful: effects of induced worry and mindfulness on respiratory variability in a nonanxious population.},
  author={Elke Vlemincx and Daniel Vigo and Debora Vansteenwegen and Omer Van den Bergh and Ilse van Diest},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={147-51}
}
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by chronic worry. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is thought to remediate excessive worry, because it counteracts a permanent defense state of enhanced vigilance to potential threats. The present study aimed to compare respiratory variability (RV) during worry and mindfulness. Following an 8-minute baseline, 37 healthy participants underwent 11-min worry and mindfulness inductions, in randomized order, using auditory scripts. Respiration… CONTINUE READING
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