Peer-treatment programs alleviate stress among mothers of disabled children

Peer-led treatment programs can reduce stress, depression and anxiety among mothers of children with disabilities, a new study has found.

Nearly 250 mothers of children with autism or other disabilities were divided into two programs. The first program concentrated on meditation and breathing exercises, the second concentrated on cognitive exercises.

The supervised peer mentors were all mothers of children with disabilities and received four months of training.

Both programs lessened anxiety and allowed for better sleep.

Read more at Vanderbilt University