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Higher Levels of Mindfulness are Associated with Lower Distress

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"Mindfulness, defined as purposively and nonjudgementally paying attention in the present moment, could be used within psychosocial interventions to reduce the distress associated with social anxiety and avoidance found in many skin conditions....The findings indicate that higher levels of mindfulness are associated with lower distress. This suggests that facilitating mindfulness may be helpful in reducing distress in dermatology patients, and the use of mindfulness techniques warrants further investigation."

Br J Dermatol. 2016 Nov; 175(5): 930–936.
Published online 2016 Sep 18. doi:  10.1111/bjd.14719
PMCID: PMC5091630
The importance of mindfulness in psychosocial distress and quality of life in dermatology patients
K. Montgomery, P. Norman,  A.G. Messenger,  and A.R. Thompson 

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