Mind-Body Practices for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

@article{Kim2013MindBodyPF,
  title={Mind-Body Practices for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Sang Hwan Kim and Suzanne M. Schneider and Len R. Kravitz and Christine M. Mermier and Mark R. Burge},
  journal={Journal of Investigative Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={61},
  pages={827 - 834}
}
Background Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities with the intent to use the mind to impact physical functioning and improve health. Methods This is a literature review using PubMed, PsycINFO, and Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress to identify the effects of mind-body intervention modalities, such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, mindfulness-based stress reduction… Expand
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