Can Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Affect Symptom Outcomes in Older Adults?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 12, December 2017
Adam Strassberg, MD.
Dr. Strassberg has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a formalized combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga. The technique has been shown to help with symptoms of depression and anxiety, and some preliminary small studies have hinted that it might improve both memory and anxiety/depressive symptoms in older patients.