Examining the Effects of Regular Brief Internet-based Meditation Practice on Mental Health and Well Being

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The study will examine the effects of online meditation training on stress and anxiety in healthy participants. It will also examine the dose-response relationship between the amount of daily focused attention meditation practice and established mental health outcome measures.

Official Title

An Internet-administered Randomized Control Trial to Examine the Effects of Regular, Brief Meditation Practice on Mental Health and Well Being

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Age ≥ 18 years - Able to follow basic instructions for prescreening and scheduling - Compliant with investigator instructions during the consent process and participation in the study - Is not already a regular meditation practitioner
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Age <18 - People with a current diagnosis of psychiatric or neurological disorders - Be in current psychiatric treatment or medications - Hospitalized for psychiatric disorders in the past year or so. - Regular and long-term meditation practitioners - Non-English speaking - Non-USA mailing address to receive the activity tracker device - Vision or hearing impairment severe enough to interfere with study participation


David Spiegel
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine
Manish Saggar

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Manish Saggar, PhD