Mindfulness for Emotional Eating

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Emotional Eating
Mindfulness - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will test a mindfulness-based mobile app intervention to help people who tend to emotionally eat. The aim is to see if the app can reduce the urge to eat in response to negative emotions. Mindfulness is being used to treat emotional eating in this trial, as it has been approved by the FDA for a different condition. No patients will be receiving a placebo.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline, week 6

Baseline, week 6
Change in capacity to tolerate distress
Change in emotional eating
Change in feelings of control around eating
Change in food-related cravings
Change in judgment towards eating related experiences
Change in overidentification with food cravings
Change in reactivity towards eating related experiences

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

55 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Mindfulness · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Mindfulness · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 3

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, week 6
Closest Location: McGill University · Montreal, Canada
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2018First Recorded Clinical Trial
3 TrialsResearching Emotional Eating
131 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

McGill UniversityLead Sponsor
348 Previous Clinical Trials
972,690 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Emotional Eating
62 Patients Enrolled for Emotional Eating

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You meet the criteria for emotional eating.\n

About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.