Meditation Reduces Stress And Anxiety Disorder.

Anxiety disorder, a devastating condition of chronic as well as excessive worrying, affects as many as seven million people in the United States along during any single year. This psychological disorder only set a person back mentally, physically, socially, but also financially as doctors often suggest expensive treatments.  However, a team of researchers have suggested a really simple and affordable approach to fight back anxiety disorder.

A rigorously designed clinical trial, led by a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researcher and published in the Tuesday (Jan. 24th) edition of the Psychiatry Research, proved that mindfulness meditation ( a part of yoga) helps the body respond to stressful situations and significantly reduces anxiety disorder. 

Led by M.D. Elizabeth A. Hoge, an associate professor in Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, the researchers found that stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations significantly dropped in anxiety disorder patients after they took an 8-week mindfulness meditation course.


The researchers also found that participants in the control group who took a non-meditation stress management course during the same time had worsened responses.

Mindfulness meditation training offers a number of health benefits over other treatments. For instance, meditation training improves the patient’s resilience to stress. In addition, meditation training is a low-stigma treatment approach and it is relatively inexpensive.

1/25/2017
Meditation Reduces Stress And Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety disorder, a devastating condition of chronic as well as excessive worrying, affects as many as seven million people in the United States along during any single year. This psychological disorder only set a person back mentally, physically, socially, but also financially as doctors often suggest expensive treatments.  However, a team of researchers have suggested a really simple and affordable approach to fight back anxiety disorder.

A rigorously designed clinical trial, led by a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researcher and published in the Tuesday (Jan. 24th) edition of the Psychiatry Research, proved that mindfulness meditation ( a part of yoga) helps the body respond to stressful situations and significantly reduces anxiety disorder. 

Led by M.D. Elizabeth A. Hoge, an associate professor in Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, the researchers found that stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations significantly dropped in anxiety disorder patients after they took an 8-week mindfulness meditation course.


The researchers also found that participants in the control group who took a non-meditation stress management course during the same time had worsened responses.

Mindfulness meditation training offers a number of health benefits over other treatments. For instance, meditation training improves the patient’s resilience to stress. In addition, meditation training is a low-stigma treatment approach and it is relatively inexpensive.