CLINICAL TRIAL

Learning to Breathe for Mindfulness

Recruiting · < 65 · All Sexes · Fort Collins, CO

This study is evaluating whether a mindfulness-based intervention can help improve eating habits and depression symptoms in adolescents.

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About the trial for Mindfulness

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Learning To Breathe is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Learning to Breathe
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Campus Connections
BEHAVIORAL

About The Treatment

Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Learning to Breathe
2014
N/A
~60

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Mentees (adolescents) participating in campus connections who are 9-18y and English speaking
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Through study completion, an average of 6 months
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Through study completion, an average of 6 months.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Learning to Breathe will improve 4 primary outcomes in patients with Mindfulness. Measurement will happen over the course of Through study completion, an average of 6 months.

Mindfulness
THROUGH STUDY COMPLETION, AN AVERAGE OF 6 MONTHS
The mindfulness attention and awareness scale (Brown & Ryan, 2003) will be used to assess for changes in mindfulness for all participants
Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms
THROUGH STUDY COMPLETION, AN AVERAGE OF 6 MONTHS
The Brief problem monitor (Achenbach et al., 2011) will be used to assess for changes in internalizing (e.g., depression symptoms) and externalizing symptoms for all participants.
Reward-based Eating Behaviors
THROUGH STUDY COMPLETION, AN AVERAGE OF 6 MONTHS
Changes in Reward-based eating behaviors for all participants will be assessed with the Reward-based eating behaviors scale (Mason et al., 2017)
Emotion Regulation
THROUGH STUDY COMPLETION, AN AVERAGE OF 6 MONTHS
The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale-Short Form (Kaufman et al., 2016) will be used to assess for changes in difficulties with emotion regulation for all participants

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of being conscious of the present moment and not getting drawn into the past, the future or the distractions of one's sensory environment. It makes daily life more meaningful and meaningful life more enjoyable. There are many benefits to practicing mindfulness. It increases personal happiness and well-being as well as compassion for others. Mindfulness is beneficial to health in part because it increases calmness and the ability to focus on one's thoughts and body sensations so in a time of stress, one can notice the body's need for oxygen or nutrients and act accordingly. There are many different practices of mindfulness, including "mindfulness-based meditation" where you sit in a sitting position with your eyes closed and focus on the present moment.

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What are common treatments for mindfulness?

In the present study, no common treatment was identified for mindfulness. However, mindfulness treatments were frequently described in several studies. It is important to be aware of what specific treatments have been identified, as well as for what type of treatment they are - they have been used for specific circumstances and have been utilized by particular therapists in different settings. Hence, it is not advisable to assert that there is one specific 'correct' treatment for mindfulness. This type of treatment has several beneficial effects, including the relief of distress and stress, enhanced mental and physical health, improved mood, and the reduction of emotional distress and feelings of anxiety and depression. However, the results are not always clear-cut.

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How many people get mindfulness a year in the United States?

According to a 2017 article on Health in the United States, an estimated 20.3% of American adults reported having ever received a diagnosis from a healthcare provider regarding mindfulness-related symptoms during the past 12 months.\n

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What are the signs of mindfulness?

The most important psychological response to awareness-based training is not to the presence or absence of clarity, but to the feeling of being aware of one's body, feelings, and thoughts. The presence or absence of this awareness is not always easy to ascertain because it does not fall neatly into a neat category of subjective reports. At a minimum, awareness of one's own and others' experiences can have a beneficial influence on both emotional health behaviors and on physical illness. Recent findings support the integration of a awareness-based training program such as mindfulness meditation into the existing clinical treatments of depression, anorexia and schizophrenia.

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What causes mindfulness?

The data on mindfulness presented in this paper support the notion that mindfulness is the result of a developmental process wherein, early in development, we develop a sense of interconnectedness with the other thoughts, feelings, body, and world. In infancy, when the mind is very active, this development may be impaired by various forms of trauma. In later life, this impairing effect may be reversed and the sense of interconnectedness with the universe may be fully developed. The process leading to an increased capacity for mindfulness may be referred to as mindfulness growth. The data presented in this paper show that mindfulness is a trait rather than something which can be achieved.

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Can mindfulness be cured?

In addition to research on mindfulness and its effects in healthy individuals, mindfulness-based clinical interventions and mindfulness training programs are being tested as treatments for a variety of psychological and medical conditions such as chronic pain, depression, social anxiety, eating disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as drug addiction. Many of these studies are funded by pharmaceutical companies such as Pronova Pharmaceutical Company (formerly Zycor Inc) and GlaxoSmithKline (formerly GlaxoWellcome Pharmaceuticals). Thus there is still a need for more rigorous randomized controlled trials to find out whether mindfulness can be cured.

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Does mindfulness run in families?

Results from a recent paper provides preliminary evidence that mindfulness training is beneficial in reducing a range of symptoms for individuals with chronic pain. Although the mechanisms underlying the observed effect warrant detailed investigation, the findings provide a strong indication of the potential utility of mindfulness-based treatments for persons with chronic pain.

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What does learning to breathe usually treat?

The concept and practice of breathing exercises is used widely in [prevention of disease and treatment of ailment]. There is scientific evidence in support, but no evidence suggests that learning to breathe can help prevent or treat disease or injury.

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How does learning to breathe work?

The present study provided evidence that breathing-focused interventions lead to improvements in cognitive performance, mindfulness, and well-being, but not in a way that was specific to the intervention being used. More work is needed to find the most effective ways of educating individuals about breathing in order to boost their mindfulness, and thereby, their mental health.

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What is the primary cause of mindfulness?

The present meta-analyses provide evidence that mindfulness affects a large set of outcomes independent of mindfulness training. The findings of the present meta-analyses suggest caution when interpreting research findings on mindfulness when there are large differences in what is the primary cause of mindfulness.

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How serious can mindfulness be?

As a group, participants exhibited a range of practices that can be considered'mindfulness' activities. The type of mindfulness practiced depended on the participant and their preferences. Recent findings also show that mindfulness practices can be associated with a range of subjective outcomes. This suggests that mindfulness practices are not necessarily incompatible with other positive health outcomes as previously assumed.

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Is learning to breathe typically used in combination with any other treatments?

In most patients, learning to breathe is frequently used in combination with other treatments. The use of other treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy or hypnosis seems to be the most straightforward combination. It may not be necessary though to focus on one treatment modality, especially when combining training with other therapeutic approaches.

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