A newly published report by Lauren Shomaker and colleagues enitiled One-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial Piloting a Mindfulness-Based Group Intervention for Adolescent Insulin Resistance was published in Frontiers in Psychology in May, 2019. To our knowledge, this is the first randomized controlled trial to pilot a comparison of Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI -L2B) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in adolescents. Results show that adolescents at-risk for Type 2 Diabetes with elevated depression had greater decreases in depression symptoms 1-year following a six-session MBI (L2B), as compared to adolescents who were randomized to CBT. Yet, adolescents in both conditions significantly decreased depression symptoms. Additionally, even after accounting for change in adiposity, the mindfulness intervention (L2B) moderately reduced insulin resistance (IR) at 1 year compared to stable insulin resistance in the CBT group.
Front. Psychol., 08 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01040 Lauren B. Shomaker, Bernadette Pivarunas, Shelly K. Annameier, Lauren Gulley, Jordan Quaglia, Kirk Warren Brown, Patricia Broderick and Christopher Bell.