The theoretical and empirical basis for meditation as an intervention for PTSD.

  title={The theoretical and empirical basis for meditation as an intervention for PTSD.},
  author={Ariel J. Lang and Jennifer Strauss and Jessica Bomyea and Jill Ellen Bormann and Steven D. Hickman and Raquel C Good and Michael Essex},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  volume={36 6},
In spite of the existence of good empirically supported treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), consumers and providers continue to ask for more options for managing this common and often chronic condition. Meditation-based approaches are being widely implemented, but there is minimal research rigorously assessing their effectiveness. This article reviews meditation as an intervention for PTSD, considering three major types of meditative practices: mindfulness, mantra, and… CONTINUE READING
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