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A Multisite, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation Therapy for PTSD

Principal Investigator: J. Douglas Bremner, MD
Population: Veterans
Summary:  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects, safety, tolerability, and acceptability of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) meditation compared to present centered group therapy (PCGT) in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Both groups meet once a week for 8 weeks in sessions of 90 minutes. Participation lasts about 3 months with a follow up visit 8 weeks after treatment. Screening/assessment, physical exam, mood/behavior questionnaires, routine lab work and salivary cortisol collection kits will be administered. 
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