Conquering Diseases

Study Of Stress Reduction In Multiple Sclerosis


Seeking men and women with Multiple Sclerosis for a study of the role of stress in multiple sclerosis and whether an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program effects your sense of well-being, stress level, and how it may change your brain.


Participants will take an 8 week in-person course that uses mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress. Participants will provide health information through questionnaires, hair samples (about 50 strands or the size of a pencil eraser), and heart rate monitors. Some participants will also undergo an MRI.

What we're hoping for

We hope to see if a mindfulness meditation class will improve participant's health.

Additional Information Identifier: Not Available

 Principal Investigator

Christopher  Hemond, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Chris  Hemond


UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655