These patients demonstrated severe and drug treatment‐resistant hallucination/delusions
. During the continuous 8 months period, the patients performed mindfulness meditation per day for 20‐40 minutes. The records were double checked and confirmed by the tutors. The data were analyzed with SPSS 18.0 software
The hallucination and delusion symptoms persisted and exhibited no change during the past 8 years (measured at 8 years ago, 4 years ago, 2 weeks ago, and baseline time point) prior to this study. Following mindfulness training intervention, the hallucination and delusion symptoms did not exhibit much change in the first 2 weeks but began to decrease after 3 weeks of intervention. The improvements persisted as the intervention continued.
At the end of 8‐month intervention period, significant reductions in both hallucination and delusion symptoms were observed in all patients
, we reported the effectiveness of 8‐month mindfulness meditation intervention in five severe schizophrenia patients with more than 20 years’ medical history
conclusion in conclusion, our results demonstrated the promising potential of mindfulness meditation on the management of severe chronic schizophrenia patients.
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