Mindfulness and craving: effects and mechanisms.

@article{Tapper2018MindfulnessAC,
  title={Mindfulness and craving: effects and mechanisms.},
  author={Katy Tapper},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={101-117}
}
Mindfulness meditation has a long tradition of being used to manage cravings. This paper reviews 30 experimental studies that have examined the effects of different types of mindfulness practice on cravings for food, cigarettes and alcohol. The findings are interpreted in light of relevant theories of craving. The studies show most support for the elaborated intrusion theory of desire and conditioning models. They suggest that whilst mindfulness strategies may bring about immediate reductions… CONTINUE READING
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