Mindfulness Meditation for the treatment of women with comorbid PTSD and SUD Save

Date Added
November 3rd, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00048115
Researcher
Therese Killeen

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Keywords
Complementary Medicine, Stress Disorders, Substance Use
Summary

The current study will modify an already existing therapy for individuals with substance use disorders to address PTSD in women enrolled in SUD treatment who suffer with both PTSD and SUD. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help individuals to cope with stress and regulate emotions. Through meditation practice women will experience less distress related to PTSD symptoms and reduced substance use in response to emotional triggers. Women enrolled in intensive SUD treatment at a community program will be randomized to receive either 8 weeks of 90 minute Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) group sessions plus treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU alone. The MBRP group sessions will replace 90 minutes of TAU group therapy. Measures of feasibility of implementation, acceptance and adherence will be obtained. Preliminary efficacy for substance use and PTSD symptom severity will be measured at post treatment and at 3- and 6- months' follow-up.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Therese Killeen
843-792-5232
killeent@musc.edu

Smartphone Delivered Meditation for BP Control among Prehypertensives (Proof of Concept) Save

Date Added
May 6th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00020894
Researcher
Frank Treiber

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Keywords
Cardiovascular, Complementary Medicine, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure
Summary

This study will examine the influence of smart phone technology enabled breathing awareness meditation on BP control at rest & in the natural environment. Psychological & physiological mechanisms will be examined in efforts to better understand underlying mechanistic pathways linking meditation with improved BP. Subjects will be prehypertensive adults (SBP 120-139mmHg on 3 occasions). Anthropometric, neurohormonal, psychological & CV phenotypes will be evaluated on 5 occasions: baseline, months 1, 3, 6, and 12.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brenda Brunner-Jackson
843-792-9500
brunnerj@musc.edu

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