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Analysis Suggests Mindfulness Improves Mental Health After Breast Cancer

See on Scoop.itJourneying Beyond Breast Cancer

A type of mindfulness meditation has a moderate to large positive impact on the mental health of women affected by breast cancer, a recent analysis published in Psycho-Oncology suggests. 

Researchers examined data from several published studies to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)—a kind of focused, non-judgmental attention on the present—at reducing stress, anxiety, and depression in persons diagnosed with breast cancer.

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or stress, MBSR may be a practice worth trying. Talk with your healthcare providers to learn how you can get involved in a MBSR program during or after your treatment for breast cancer.

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