In a sample of 56 participants who met criteria for a mood disorder, anxiety disorder, and/or substance dependence, researcher from the Emory School of Medicine and OSU found that a mindfulness-based intervention (DBT) significantly lowered depression & anxiety and significantly raised hope. While mindfulness itself was not significantly increased, even the small changes in mindfulness ratings that were observed predicted the clinically significant changes that were observed.
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