According to a recent VA study, mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy can be more successful on the effects of PTSD in veterans than other group therapy options.
A group of 116 random veterans at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis were assigned to one of two different therapies as follows:
In the study, 49% of veterans with the first kind of therapy were found to have a significant reduction in their PTSD symptoms; whereas, only 28% in the second group reported a noticeable improvement.
So, what is mindfulness training?
More research is necessary to know the full effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy and how its implementation in the VA community would work best. But since PTSD affects around 23% of new-era veterans, this study is important to the ongoing conversation about the condition and its long-term effects.
If you’re a veteran suffering from PTSD or another service-connected ailment and you believe you could be eligible for disability benefits, the West Virginia Veterans Benefits Lawyers of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can help.
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