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Mindful Attention to Breath Increases Amygdala–Prefrontal Cortex Connectivity

Doll and colleagues examined the effects of mindful attention to the breath on aversive emotions and activity in relevant brain areas.1 Twenty-six healthy control subjects […]

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Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness App for Stress Management Among Medical Students

Medical students have higher rates of depression, anxiety and psychologic distress than age-matched peers, which, in turn, may negatively impact academic performance, professionalism and patient […]

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Compassion, Mindfulness, and the Happiness of Healthcare Workers

Benzo and colleagues sought to identify whether self-compassion is meaningfully associated with happiness in health care workers.1 Four hundred healthcare workers (mean age = 45 […]

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Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers: The Role of Non-Reactivity in Reducing Stress

Benzo and colleagues set out to determine whether changes in perceived stress among healthcare providers that occur with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are associated with […]

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Mindfulness Delivered on an App: Effects on Affect, Work Stress and Well-being

Bostocak and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of prerecorded guided audio meditations delivered on a smart phone app on psychological well-being, job strain and ambulatory blood […]

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Stress Levels, Pain Intensity and the Role of Mindfulness Training in Women with Fibromyalgia

Bergenheim and colleagues examined how pain and other health-related measures changed over 10 to 12 years in 126 women with fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Widespread […]

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Mindfulness Training for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Herpes zoster (HZ) is viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella zoster virus.1,2 Although symptoms of HZ typically resolve within 2 to 4 […]

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Mindfulness Training for Child Birth Preparation

Childbirth fear is associated with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment.1,2 In addition, psychological distress during pregnancy is associated with adverse consequences in […]

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Distinct Brain Systems Mediate Nociceptive Input and Self-Regulation on Pain

Woo and colleagues asked the question: Does cognitive self-regulation influence the pain experience by modulating representations of nociceptive stimuli in the brain or does it […]

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Pain, the Amygdala and Mindfulness

The amygdala is a component of the limbic system and plays a central role in attaching emotional-affective content to sensory input.1,2 The amygdala is active […]

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