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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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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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Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress

Diaphragmatic breathing is a commonly taught practice to promote a relaxation response and reduce stress. In a study by Ma and colleagues, 40 healthy adults […]

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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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Stress Amplifies Negative Effects of Pain on Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Many patients with chronic pain can suffer with anxiety and depression as well as learning and memory impairments. The hippocampus is a brain area that […]

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The Chronic Stress of Chronic Pain: Clinical Implications

For many of our patients, chronic pain is a chronic stress. Unfortunately, the resulting ongoing physiological stress reaction can have neurotoxic influences in key brain […]

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Stress, Sleep Disturbance, Glial Activation and Pain

In a recent review article, Nijs and colleagues examine the role of chronic or severe stress and sleep disturbance in promoting aberrant glial activity which, […]

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Amygdala Activity, Arterial Inflammation and CVD Events

Tawakol and colleagues used a longitudinal study design to examine resting amygdala metabolic activity, arterial inflammation and subsequent cardiovascular disease events in 293 adults without […]

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