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Posted 2024

Stimulant medications are often the first-line treatment for childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Medication has shown to be more effective than behavioral treatment for ADHD, and it is still unclear whether behavioral treatments provide...

Posted 2024

Acute stressful events can trigger the release of cortisol and testosterone into the human bloodstream. While cortisol prepares us to fight or flee in the context of threat, testosterone may amplify male dominance and competitive behavior in socially stressful ...

Posted 2024

People with schizophrenic spectrum disorders (SSDs) often exhibit both positive (hallucinations, delusions) and negative (apathy, social withdrawal, lack of affect) symptoms. Negative symptoms respond poorly to current medications...

Welcome to AMRA!

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

Learn more about our valuable resources and organizational leadership.


To increase awareness of and inform the latest advances in mindfulness research.

Journal Club

Recommended Readings for our Community

May 2024 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2024. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Day, M. A., Ciol, M. A., Mendoza, M. E., Borckardt, J., Ehde, D. M., Newman, A. K., Chan, J. F., Drever, S. A., Friedly, J. L., Burns, J., Thorn, B. E., & Jensen, M. P. (2024). The effects of telehealth-delivered mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and behavioral activation for chronic low back pain: A randomized clinical trial. BMC Medicine.
  • Li, M.-L., Kor, P. P.-K., Zhang, Z.-Y., & Liu, J. Y.-W. (2024). Feasibility and preliminary effects of a mindfulness-based physical exercise (MBPE) program for community-dwelling older people with sarcopenia: A protocol for a parallel, two-armed pilot randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE.
  • Nauta, I. M., van Dam, M., Bertens, D., Kessels, R. P. C., Fasotti, L., Uitdehaag, B. M. J., Speckens, A. E. M., & de Jong, B. A. (2024). Improved quality of life and psychological symptoms following mindfulness and cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis and their mediating role for cognition: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Neurology.
  • Ward, L. G., Bourjeily, G., Guthrie, K., Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Sharp, M., Desmarattes, A., & Bublitz, M. (2024). Sleep Quality in High-Risk Pregnancies: Mixed Methods Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness Training Intervention. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine.

Early Career Scientist Award

Are you starting a career as a mindfulness researcher? AMRA supports promising scholars through the AMRA Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA) program. Eligible are AMRA members who are currently trainees in masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs or within their first two years of terminal degree and currently working at a research institute. The candidate must have one or more first author publications related to mindfulness, and show promise for future impact. Learn more about the program and previous award recipients.

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