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Mindfulness-Associated Brain Changes in Adults With Autism

2019-07-18 10:31:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study to measure brain functioning before and after stress-reduction classes to better understand how symptom improvements relate to brain functioning in adults with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two stress reduction classes that will meet once a week for 8 weeks. One group will complete a structured training program called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) that involves teaching about increased mindfulness strategies and gentle stretching. The other group will review relaxation techniques and other stress reduction strategies and will include social support. Structural and functional MRI, EEG, and behavioral self-report data will be collected to understand more about how the brain changes in subtle ways when people feel better and are more aware of their emotional state.

Study Design

Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Intervention

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Relaxation Group

Location

Arizona State University
Tempe
Arizona
United States
85281

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Arizona State University

Results (where available)

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