What is it about?

We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that tested the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions in people with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders to find out how mindfulness can help these people cope with their symptoms.

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Why is it important?

Our findings are encouraging and support the use of mindfulness-based therapies for treating people with obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Individuals from lower- and middle-income countries appear to benefit more from mindfulness interventions than those from western or higher income countries.


Our article underscores the positive impact of mindfulness-based approaches and their potential advantages. Going forward, we call for long-term data to confirm our findings as well as larger studies done among people with hoarding and skin-picking disorder.

Ioannis Angelakis
University of Liverpool

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This page is a summary of: Mindfulness interventions for obsessive–compulsive and related disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials., Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, June 2023, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/cps0000132.
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