Mindfulness worked as well as the go to drug for treating anxiety in a recent study, 200 adults, six-months.
2½ hours of weekly classes and 45 minutes of home practice vs. Lexapro, a drug for depression and anxiety.
After two-months, anxiety declined 30% for both approaches on a severity scale.
In the U.S. anxiety disorders affect 40% of all women and 1 in 4 men.
Among the self-help tips: ‘I’m having this thought, let that go for now”.
7 study members dropped out because of drug side-effects.
In the end, letting go is one alternative to sopping up the stress around us and can train the brain to change the relationship people have with their own thoughts.
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