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, 23 (3), 487-534

Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

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Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Deborah R Simkin et al. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am.

Abstract

This article describes the various forms of meditation and provides an overview of research using these techniques for children, adolescents, and their families. The most researched techniques in children and adolescents are mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, yoga meditation, transcendental meditation, mind-body techniques (meditation, relaxation), and body-mind techniques (yoga poses, tai chi movements). Current data are suggestive of a possible value of meditation and mindfulness techniques for treating symptomatic anxiety, depression, and pain in youth. Clinicians must be properly trained before using these techniques.

Keywords: Adolescents; Anxiety; Children; Depression; Meditation; Mindfulness; Transcendental meditation.

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