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A Sample of MBSR Research

Neuroscience
Health, Wellness, and Stress Management
Cancer
Anxiety and Depression
Chronic Illness
Organ Transplant
Sleep Disturbance
Miscellaneous

Neuroscience

Mindfulness training modifies subsystems of attention. Jha AP, Krompinger J, Baime MJ. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2007 Jun;7(2):109-19.

Mindfulness starts with the body: somatosensory attention and top-down modulation of cortical alpha rhythms in mindfulness meditation. Kerr, CE, Sacchet, MD, Lazar, SW, Moore, CI, Jones, SR. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2013; 7

Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state. Desbordes, G, Negi, LT, Pace, TWW, Wallace, BA, Raison, CL, Schwartz, EL. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2012; 6

Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala. Hölzel BK, Carmody J, Evans KC, Hoge EA, Dusek JA, Morgan L, Pitman RK, Lazar SW. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2010 Mar;5(1):11-7.

Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training on intrinsic brain connectivity. Kilpatrick LA, Suyenobu BY, Smith SR, Bueller JA, Goodman T, Creswell JD, Tillisch K, Mayer EA, Naliboff BD. Neuroimage. 2011 May;1 56(1):290-8.

Changes in the cortisol awakening response (CAR) following participation in mindfulness-based stress reduction in women who completed treatment for breast cancer. Matousek RH, Pruessner JC, Dobkin PL. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 May;17(2):65-70.

Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators. Kaliman, P., Álvarez-López, M., Cosín-Tomás, M., Rosenkranz, M., Lutz, A., Davidson, R. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2014; 40:96.

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Hölzel BK, Carmody J, Vangel M, Congleton C, Yerramsetti SM, Gard T, Lazar SW. Psychiatry Res. 2011 Jan;30 191(1):36-43.

An empirical study of the mechanisms of mindfulness in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Carmody J, Baer RA, L B Lykins E, Olendzki N. J Clin Psychol. 2009 Jun;65(6):613-26.

The effect of meditation on brain structure: cortical thickness mapping and diffusion tensor imaging. Tang, y, Lu, Q, Fan, M, Yang, Y, Posner, MI. Mechanisms of white matter changes induced by meditation. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013 Jan;8(1):27-33.

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Heath, Wellness, and Stress Management

Enhanced psychosocial well-being following participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program is associated with increased natural killer cell activity. Fang CY, Reibel DK, Longacre ML, Rosenzweig S, Campbell DE, Douglas SD. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 May;16(5):531-8.

Cultivating mindfulness: effects on well-being. Shapiro SL, Oman D, Thoresen CE, Plante TG, Flinders T. J Clin Psychol. 2008 Jul;64(7):840-62.

Relationships between mindfulness practice and levels of mindfulness, medical and psychological symptoms and well-being in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Carmody J, Baer RA. J Behav Med. 2008 Feb;31(1):23-33.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta-analysis. Grossman P, Niemann L, Schmidt S, Walach H. J Psychosom Res. 2004 Jul;57(1):35-43.

Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? Outcome evaluation of a German sample. Majumdar M, Grossman P, Dietz-Waschkowski B, Kersig S, Walach H. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Dec;8(6):719-30.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health-related quality of life in a heterogeneous patient population. Reibel DK, Greeson JM, Brainard GC, Rosenzweig S. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2001 Jul-Aug;23(4):183-92.

Mind-body approach in the area of preventive medicine: focusing on relaxation and meditation for stress management. Kang Y. J Prev Med Public Health. 2010 Sep;43(5):445-50.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for stress management in healthy people: a review and meta-analysis. Chiesa A, Serretti A. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 May;15(5):593-600.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction as an adjunct to outpatient psychotherapy. Weiss M, Nordlie JW, Siegel EP. Psychother Psychosom. 2005;74(2):108-12.

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Cancer

Improving symptoms and quality of life of female cancer survivors: a randomized controlled study. Lerman R, Jarski R, Rea H, Gellish R, Vicini F. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep 13.

The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on psychosocial outcomes and quality of life in early-stage breast cancer patients: a randomized trial. Henderson VP, Clemow L, Massion AO, Hurley TG, Druker S, Hébert JR. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Sep 8.

Weathering storms: a cohort study of how participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program benefits women after breast cancer treatment. Matousek RH, Dobkin PL. Curr Oncol. 2010 Aug;17(4):62-70.

Experiences of a mindfulness-based stress-reduction intervention among patients with cancer. Kvillemo P, Bränström R. Cancer Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;34(1):24-31.

Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Witek-Janusek L, Albuquerque K, Chroniak KR, Chroniak C, Durazo-Arvizu R, Mathews HL. Brain Behav Immun. 2008 Aug;22(6):969-81.

Psychological benefits for cancer patients and their partners participating in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Birnie K, Garland SN, Carlson LE. Psychooncology. 2010 Sep;19(9):1004-9.

Impact of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on sleep, mood, stress and fatigue symptoms in cancer outpatients. Carlson LE, Garland SN. Int J Behav Med. 2005;12(4):278-85.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress and levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Carlson LE, Speca M, Patel KD, Goodey E. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2004 May;29(4):448-74.

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Anxiety and Depression

Neural mechanisms of symptom improvements in generalized anxiety disorder following mindfulness training. Hölzel, BK, Hoge, EA, Greve, DN, Gard, T, Creswell, JD, Brown, KW, Feldman Barrett, L, Schwartz, C, Vaitl, D, Lazar, SW. NeuroImage: Clinical, Volume 2, 2013; 448-458

Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief. Zeidan, F, Martucci, KT, Kraft, RA, McHaffie, JG, Coghill, RC. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2013

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for patients with anxiety disorders: evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Vøllestad J, Sivertsen B, Nielsen GH. Behav Res Ther. 2011 Apr;49(4):281-8.

Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder. Goldin PR, Gross JJ. Emotion. 2010 Feb;10(1):83-91.

Effects of mindfulness based stress reduction program on depression, anxiety and stress in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Joo HM, Lee SJ, Chung YG, Shin IY. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2010 May;47(5):345-51.

Mindfulness and rumination: does mindfulness training lead to reductions in the ruminative thinking associated with depression? Deyo M, Wilson KA, Ong J, Koopman C. Explore (NY). 2009 Sep-Oct;5(5):265-71.

Does mindfulness meditation improve anxiety and mood symptoms? A review of the controlled research. Toneatto T, Nguyen L. Can J Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;52(4):260-6.

Mindfulness meditation, anxiety reduction, and heart disease: a pilot study. Tacón AM, McComb J, Caldera Y, Randolph P. Fam Community Health. 2003 Jan-Mar;26(1):25-33.

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Chronic Illness

An investigation into the health benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for people living with a range of chronic physical illnesses in New Zealand. Simpson J, Mapel T. N Z Med J. 2011 Jul 8;124(1338):68-75.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with chronic diseases. Merkes M. Aust J Prim Health. 2010;16(3):200-10.

The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy on mental health of adults with a chronic medical disease: a meta-analysis. Bohlmeijer E, Prenger R, Taal E, Cuijpers P. J Psychosom Res. 2010 Jun;68(6):539-44.

Short-term autonomic and cardiovascular effects of mindfulness body scan meditation. Ditto B, Eclache M, Goldman N. Ann Behav Med. 2006 Dec;32(3):227-34.

Sustained Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction Intervention in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: Design and first results of a randomized controlled trial (The Heidelberger Diabetes and Stress-Study). Hartmann M, Kopf S, Kircher C, Faude-Lang V, Djuric Z, Augstein F, Friederich HC, Kieser M, Bierhaus A, Humpert PM, Herzog W, Nawroth PP. Diabetes Care. 2012 Feb 14.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction and diabetes. Whitebird RR, Kreitzer MJ, O'Connor PJ. Diabetes Spectr. 2009 Sep 21;22(4):226-230.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction is associated with improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study. Rosenzweig S, Reibel DK, Greeson JM, Edman JS, Jasser SA, McMearty KD, Goldstein BJ. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;13(5):36-8.

Treating fibromyalgia with mindfulness-based stress reduction: results from a 3-armed randomized controlled trial. Schmidt S, Grossman P, Schwarzer B, Jena S, Naumann J, Walach H. Pain. 2011 Feb;152(2):361-9.

Mindfulness meditation for symptom reduction in fibromyalgia: psychophysiological correlates. Lush E, Salmon P, Floyd A, Studts JL, Weissbecker I, Sephton SE. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2009 Jun;16(2):200-7.

A controlled study of the effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction technique in women with multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Sampalli T, Berlasso E, Fox R, Petter M. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2009 Apr 7;2:53-9.

Mindfulness meditation alleviates depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized clinical trial. Sephton SE, Salmon P,Weissbecker I, Ulmer C, Floyd A, Hoover K, Studts JL. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb 15;57(1):77-85.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for HIV Treatment Side Effects: A Randomized, Wait-List Controlled Trial. Duncan LG, Moskowitz JT, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Hecht FM, Johnson MO. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Feb;43(2):161-71. Epub 2011 Sep 17.

A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction to manage affective symptoms and improve quality of life in gay men living with HIV. Gayner B, Esplen MJ, Deroche P, Wong J, Bishop S, Kavanagh L, Butler K. J Behav Med. 2011 May 20.

Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: a small randomized controlled trial. Creswell JD, Myers HF, Cole SW, Irwin MR. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Feb;23(2):184-8.

Psycho-endocrine-immune response to mindfulness-based stress reduction in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus: a quasiexperimental study. Robinson FP, Mathews HL, Witek-Janusek L. J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Oct;9(5):683-94.

Association of participation in a mindfulness programme with bowel symptoms, gastrointestinal symptom-specific anxiety and quality of life. Kearney DJ, McDermott K, Martinez M, Simpson TL. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Aug;34(3):363-73.

Differential effects on pain intensity and unpleasantness of two meditation practices. Perlman DM, Salomons TV, Davidson RJ, Lutz A. Emotion. 2010 Feb;10(1):65-71.

Mindfulness for irritable bowel syndrome: protocol development for a controlled clinical trial. Gaylord SA, Whitehead WE, Coble RS, Faurot KR, Palsson OS, Garland EL, Frey W, Mann JD. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009 Jul 28;9:24.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain conditions: variation in treatment outcomes and role of home meditation practice. Rosenzweig S, Greeson JM, Reibel DK, Green JS, Jasser SA, Beasley D. J Psychosom Res. 2010 Jan;68(1):29-36.

Meditation as an intervention for chronic pain: an integrative review. Teixeira ME. Holist Nurs Pract. 2008 Jul-Aug;22(4):225-34.

Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction programme on pain and quality of life in chronic pain patients: a randomised controlled clinical trial. Wong SY. Hong Kong Med J. 2009 Oct;15 Suppl 6:13-4.

Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Pradhan EK, Baumgarten M, Langenberg P, Handwerger B, Gilpin AK, Magyari T, Hochberg MC, Berman BM. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Oct 15;57(7):1134-42.

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Sleep Disturbance

Influence of Mindfulness Practice on Cortisol and Sleep in Long-Term and Short-Term Meditators. Brand S, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Naranjo JR, Schmidt S. Neuropsychobiology. 2012 Feb 24;65(3):109-118.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction versus pharmacotherapy for chronic primar insomnia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Reilly-Spong M, Wall M, Winbush NY, Patterson R, Mahowald M, Cramer-Bornemann M. Explore (NY). 2011 Mar-Apr;7(2):76-87.

A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia. Ong J, Sholtes D. J Clin Psychol. 2010 Nov;66(11):1175-84.

The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on sleep disturbance: a systematic review. Winbush NY, Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ. Explore (NY). 2007 Nov-Dec;3(6):585-91.

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Organ Transplant

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for solid organ transplant recipients: a randomized controlled trial. Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Thomas W, Reilly-Spong M, Cramer-Bornemann M, Nyman JA, Frazier P, Ibrahim HN. Altern Ther Health Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):30-8.

Mindfulness meditation training to reduce symptom distress in transplant patients: rationale, design, and experience with a recycled waitlist. Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Reilly-Spong M, Winbush NY, Schomaker EK, Thomas W. Clin Trials. 2009 Feb;6(1):76-89.

Longitudinal impact of mindfulness meditation on illness burden in solid-organ transplant recipients. Kreitzer MJ, Gross CR, Ye X, Russas V, Treesak C. Prog Transplant. 2005 Jun;15(2):166-72.

Mindfulness meditation to reduce symptoms after organ transplant: a pilot study. Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Russas V, Treesak C, Frazier PA, Hertz MI. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 May-Jun;10(3):58-66.

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Miscellaneous

Mindfulness training for coping with hot flashes: results of a randomized trial. Carmody JF, Crawford S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Leung K, Churchill L, Olendzki N. Menopause. 2011 Feb;26.

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