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Study on depression and perfectionism at college

The Effect of Meditation on Self-Reported Measures of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Perfectionism in a College Population

Authors:  Burns, Jaimie L.; Lee, Randolph M.; Brown, Lauren J.

Published:  Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 25:132–144, 2011

Methods: The effects of meditation, specifically Transcendental Meditation (TM), on college students’ experience of stress, anxiety, depression, and perfectionistic thoughts was investigated using 43 undergraduate students. Self-report measures of the variables were completed prior to the start of the study. Student groups were trained in Transcendental Meditation and practiced the technique consistently over a two-semester period. Post-Transcendental Meditation measures were administered at the end of the two semesters.

Results: The groups showed a significant decline on all variables. Suggestions for the use of meditation as an adjunct to treatment in a college population are discussed.

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