While this app has not been specifically investigated, it is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) program. In an RCT, 102 14-18 year olds were recruited through an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry department and randomly assigned to the MBSR-T program or Treatment As Usual group (Biegel, Brown, Shapiro, & Schubert, 2009). The MBSR-T program consisted of eight weekly 2-hour classes. Relative to controls, those receiving the program self-reported reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and somatic distress, and increased self-esteem and sleep quality.
- Biegel, G.M., Brown, K.W., Shapiro, S.L., Schubert, C.M. (2009). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the treatment of adolescent psychiatric outpatients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77 (5), 855–866.