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To Treat Anxiety, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Just as Safe and Effective as Common Medication, PCORI-funded Study Finds

  • Adults with anxiety disorders can experience comparable relief from a PCORI-funded study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

  • Researchers from Georgetown University compared how patients fared if they either took the drug escitalopram or participated in weekly mindfulness meditation classes with a trained instructor for eight weeks.

  • At the end of eight weeks, both groups reported about a 20% reduction in the severity of their symptoms. The findings of the study provide people living with anxiety disorders information that can help them choose among options to find relief.

More information can be found here, including coverage of the study in popular media outlets.

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