Every 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.

Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy versus Sertraline as First-line Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder
During a preliminary study, researchers found that MBCT might be an effective first-line treatment for major depression alternative to antidepressant medication.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for people living with HIV/AIDS: preliminary review of intervention trial methodologies and findings
MBSR has shown promise as an intervention for HIV patients facing other medical conditions for reducing disease progression, psychological distress and maladaptive behaviors.

A Brief Mindfulness Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Reactivity During a Laboratory Stressor Paradigm
During the lab experiment, when the stressor progressed, blood pressure in the mindfulness group decreased.

Mindfulness for the Self-Management of Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depression in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study
Metastatic breast cancer patients found that they were able to self-manage anxiety and quality of life with MBSR.

Mindfulness-based Group Therapy for Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia
85 women with PVD found that group psychological approaches helped them manage of chronic pain.