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.

Trait mindfulness and catastrophizing as mediators of the association between pain severity and pain-related impairment
This study examines mindfulness and the relationship between pain severity and pain catastrophizing.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals
MBSR management can reduce negative health problems such as anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease and suicide for healthy individuals.

Randomized controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy versus enhanced treatment as usual for women with co-occurring depression and pelvic pain
Scientists compare alternative approaches to treating women with depression and chronic pain.

Specific and General Therapeutic Mechanisms in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain
In this study, researchers examine the changes in attitude toward adopting a pain self-management approach.

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Public Mental Health Intervention for Adults with Mild to Moderate Depressive Symptomatology
MBCT is found to be an effective intervention for adults with moderate depressive symptoms.