Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, and Functional Disability in U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.

@article{Dahm2015MindfulnessSP,
  title={Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, and Functional Disability in U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.},
  author={Katherine A Dahm and Eric C Meyer and Kristin D Neff and Nathan A Kimbrel and Suzy B Gulliver and Sandra B Morissette},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={460-4}
}
Mindfulness and self-compassion are overlapping, but distinct constructs that characterize how people relate to emotional distress. Both are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may be related to functional disability. Although self-compassion includes mindful awareness of emotional distress, it is a broader construct that also includes being kind and supportive to oneself and viewing suffering as part of the shared human experience--a potentially powerful way of dealing… CONTINUE READING
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