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Medication vs mindfulness: Which is more effective for anxiety? New study reveals surprising results

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Mindfulness meditation was found to be as effective as medication for reducing anxiety.
Mindfulness meditation was found to be as effective as medication for reducing anxiety.
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For a long time, the thousand-year-old practice of mindfulness was widely touted as a simple method that can help achieve inner peace and tranquillity.

Now, researchers are studying this practice in more detail and are onto something even greater. In a new study, an eight-week mindfulness programme was shown to be as effective as a common antidepressant for reducing anxiety.

READ MORE | 3 quick ways to meditate and practise mindfulness

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