A pilot study of loving-kindness meditation for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia

David P. Johnson, David L. Penn, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ann M. Kring, Piper S. Meyer, Lahnna I. Catalino, Mary Brantley

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Abstract

This pilot study examined loving-kindness meditation (LKM) with 18 participants with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and significant negative symptoms. Findings indicate that the intervention was feasible and associated with decreased negative symptoms and increased positive emotions and psychological recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume129
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Positive psychology
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery

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