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Neural Correlates of PTSD Prevention With Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Iraqi Veterans

2014-07-23 21:10:57 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to a supportive therapy control group.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Stress Disorders, Posttraumatic

Intervention

MBSR

Location

Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur
Decatur
Georgia
United States
30033

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Department of Veterans Affairs

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:57-0400

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A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.

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