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Human Studies

2020 Sep 30

J Clin Psychol

The effect of mindful attention training for pain modulation capacity: Exploring the mindfulness-pain link.


Tsur N, Defrin R, Haller CS, Bercovitz K, Langer EJ
J Clin Psychol. 2020 Sep 30.
PMID: 32997348.


Mindfulness has been shown to be beneficial for chronic pain. The underlying mechanisms of the mindfulness-pain link, however, are yet to be established. Particularly, the effects of mindfulness on pain modulation, which is shown to be dysfunctional among chronic pain patients, barely has been tested. This study investigated whether a short mindful attention training based on Langerian mindfulness mitigates reductions in pain modulation.