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Human Studies

2020 Nov 30

Psychosom Med

Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Experimental Pain Sensitivity and Cortisol Responses in Women with Early Life Abuse: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Andersen E, Geiger P, Schiller C, Bluth K, Watkins L, Zhang Y, Xia K, Tauseef H, Leserman J, Gaylord S, Girdler S
Psychosom Med. 2020 Nov 30.
PMID: 33259351.


Early life abuse (ELAb) initiates pathophysiological cascades resulting in long-term maladaptive stress responsivity, hyperalgesia and an increased risk for psychopathology. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is effective in modifying psychological and somatic symptoms; thus, we predicted that MBSR would be particularly efficacious for women with ELAb.