Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Recurrent Headaches: A Pilot Feasibility Study

  title={Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Recurrent Headaches: A Pilot Feasibility Study},
  author={Toni Hesse and Laura G. Holmes and Vicki Kennedy-Overfelt and Lynne M. Kerr and Lisa L. Giles},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
Recurrent headaches cause significant burden for adolescents and their families. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been shown to reduce stress and alter the experience of pain, reduce pain burden, and improve quality of life. Research indicates that MBIs can benefit adults with chronic pain conditions including headaches. A pilot nonrandomized clinical trial was conducted with 20 adolescent females with recurrent headaches. Median class attendance was 7 of 8 total sessions; average… CONTINUE READING
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