oWsg9k6Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for co-morbid depression in drug-dependent males
This study recommended that MBCT be used for treating depression for drug-dependent males that are undergoing treatment for their drug dependence.

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a guided and unguided internet-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain
Researchers examined the effectiveness of guided versus unguided online ACT interventions in patients with chronic pain.

A pilot study to evaluate mindfulness as a strategy to improve inpatient nurse and patient experiences
Nurses who participated in mindfulness training showed improvement in burnout, stress and patient satisfaction.

Treatment of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Updated Review and Findings From a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Case Series
A mindfulness-based study found that mindfulness-based psychotherapy was a feasible treatment for PNES patients.

Chronic Pain and Meditation
Researchers share how mediation teaches patients to react and control chronic pain.