Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Meditation for Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Randomized Controlled Trial and Mechanistic Study
Final rept. 22 Sep 2008-21 Sep 2013
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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To briefly summarize, our work consisted of a. developing a novel group psychotherapy for combat-related PTSD incorporating Mind-Body techniques Mindfulness meditation as well as non-trauma related experiential exposure techniques b. comparing this novel therapy against an already developed and well-characterized credible active control group therapy, called Present-Centered Group Therapy PCGT in clinical outcome trial at the VA Ann Arbor PTSD clinic and c. conducting a translational neuroimaging mechanistic study with pre- and post fMRI and neurocognitive testing.
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