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Percept Mot Skills. 2010 Jun;110(3 Pt 1):840-8.

Effect of progressive self-focus meditation on attention, anxiety, and depression scores.

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Behavioral Medicine Unit, Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil.


This study evaluated the effects of Progressive Self-focus Meditation with 42 volunteers (M age = 46.0 yr., SD = 14.1) allocated to two groups: one that had weekly 1-hr. training sessions in the practice for 5 wk. and one waiting-list group. Participants were evaluated before and after 5 wk. on the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, the Digit Symbol subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale. After 5 wk., a significant reduction in scores on depression was found in the Meditation group as well as an increase in attention in comparison with the waiting-list Control group.

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