The Mind & Life Institute’s blog recently shared a post, titled “Meditation for Mental Health: How Does Mindfulness Compare to Other Treatments,” showcasing the research of 威尼斯人最新网站’s Simon 戈德堡.
戈德堡是助理教授与教育的学校 咨询心理学系和他是大学的一个子公司 中心健康头脑.
Mind & Life notes the exceptionalism of his work, saying few researchers undertake the challenge of analyzing impacts of mindfulness across the mental health field as a whole. 戈德堡 and his team of researchers did just that, conducting 142 clinical trials with over 12,000 participants.
Through his arduous research process, 戈德堡 discovered mindfulness-based interventions were equivalent to existing evidence based-treatments in terms of effectiveness. He also discovered that mindfulness was superior to other comparisons, like no treatment and active controls. Mind & Life reports that the strongest patterns of evidence was seen in the treatment of depression, pain, smoking, and addiction.
This finding “suggest that mindfulness be considered among various psychotherapeutic options," according to the blog post. 戈德堡 believes mindfulness is effective because of the way it targets emotional and cognitive mechanisms that are common in various psychiatric conditions. He says to Mind & Life, "as people develop mindfulness skills, often through meditation, they're better equipped to break the habit of worrying and being fixated on a particular thought."
Read Mind & Life's blog post 这里和原研 这里.