Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for prehypertension.

@article{Hughes2013RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for prehypertension.},
  author={Joel W. Hughes and David M Fresco and Rodney P. Myerscough and Manfred H.M. van Dulmen and Linda E Carlson and Richard Josephson},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={
          721-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an increasingly popular practice demonstrated to alleviate stress and treat certain health conditions. MBSR may reduce elevated blood pressure (BP). Treatment guidelines recommend life-style modifications for BP in the prehypertensive range (systolic BP [SBP] 120-139 mm Hg or diastolic BP [DBP] 80-89 mm Hg), followed by antihypertensives if BP reaches hypertensive levels. MBSR has not been thoroughly evaluated as a treatment of… CONTINUE READING

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