Review Articles

대한불안의학회지 (18권1호 1-9)

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

외상후스트레스장애를 위한 마음챙김기반 치료

Hyun-Mi Hong, PhD and Young-Eun Jung, MD, PhD

Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea


Mindfulness has been widely researched in mental, physical health, and healthy populations. The effective- ness of mindfulness-based interventions have also been demonstrated in research studies. This report reviews the research on mindfulness based interventions currently employed for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mindfulness-based theories postulate that symptoms of PTSD are developed and maintained by experiential avoidance and non-mindful behaviors. Recent emerging work indicates that mindfulness based interventions, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, may im- prove the symptoms of PTSD. Further advances are needed to gain a better understanding of the ability of mindfulness based interventions to target specific symptom dimensions of PTSD and the psychological/neuro- biological mechanisms of actions underlying these interventions. (Anxiety and Mood 2022;18(1):1-9)


Mindfulness; Posttraumatic stress disorder.