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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects 5% of men and 10% of women in the general
population and is associated with a host of mental health problems (Rosenbaum, 2004).
Mindfulness is a practice used in successful interventions that teaches nonjudgmental awareness
and acceptance of the current moment. These treatments have successfully treated individuals
with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and addiction (Baer, 2003). Therefore, mindfulness can
be an excellent tool for those suffering from PTSD. This paper discusses the characteristics of
mindfulness, describes several mindfulness-based therapies, and evaluates the efficacy of these
treatments. PTSD is addressed as well, including symptoms, available treatments, and the
weaknesses of those treatments. Finally, the justification of using mindfulness-based therapies
for PTSD, the current research investigating mindfulness for PTSD, and examples of
mindfulness-based treatments in use for PTSD is discussed.
Mindfulness-Based Treatments for Trauma Survivors: Effectiveness for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder