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Bowles, N.I., *Davies, J.N., & Van Dam, N.T. (2022/in press). Dose-response relationship of reported lifetime meditation practice with mental-health and wellbeing: A cross sectional study. Mindfulness Link to Full Text

Van Dam, N.T. & Galante, J. (2020/in press). Underestimating harm in Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Psychological Medicine. Link to Full Text


Ganesan, S., Beyer, E., Moffat, B., Lorenzetti, V., Van Dam, N.T., & Zalesky, A. (2022). Investigating the functional brain correlates of focused attention meditation in healthy adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of functional MRI studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 141, 104846. Link to Full Text. 

Xu, P., Hou, G., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Ai, H., Van Dam, N.T., & Qian, L. (in press). Microstructural deficits in the thalamus of major depressive disorder. Brain Communications, 4, fcac236. Link to Full Text

Putica, A., Felmingham, L., O’Donnell, M., & Van Dam, N.T. (in press/2022). Emotion response discordance among trauma-exposed adults: The impact of alexithymia. Psychological Medicine PDF

Putica, A., Felmingham, K., Garrido, M.I., & O’Donnell, M., & Van Dam, N.T. (2022). A predictive coding account of value-based learning in PTSD: Implications for precision treatments. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 138, 104704. PDF

Sexton, E.T.S., Sheehan, J., Van Dam, N.T., Grobler, A., Phillips, L., Yaari, M., & Hiscock, H. (2022). Feasibility of the Early Minds program by Smiling Mind: A pilot cluster-randomised-controlled-trial. Mindfulness, 13, 409-429. Link to Full Text 

Brown, L., Rando, A., Eichel, K., Van Dam, N.T., Celano, C.M., Huffman, J.C., & Morris, M. (2021). The effects of mindfulness and meditation on heart rate variability: A meta-analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83, 631-640.

Padmanabham, S.S., Bilgrami, Z.R., Eisenlohr-Moul, T., & Van Dam, N.T. (2021). Refinement and Validation of the Balanced Inventory of Mindfulness-Related Skills (BIMS). Mindfulness, 12, 1208-1223Link to Full Text

Putica, A., Van Dam, N.T., Steward, T., Agathos, J., Felmingham, K., & O’Donnell, M. (2021). Alexithymia in Post-traumatic stress disorder is not just emotion numbing: Systematic review of neural evidence and clinical implications. Journal of Affective Disorders, 278, 519-527. Link to Full Text

Duan, L., Van Dam, N.T., Ai, H., & Xu, P. (2020). Intrinsic organization of cortical networks predicts state anxiety: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) study. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 402. Link to Full Text

Xu, P., Van Dam, N.T., van Tol, M.-J., Shen, X., Cui, Z., Gu, R., Qin, S., Aleman, A., Fan, J., & Luo, Y.-J. (2020). Amygdala–prefrontal connectivity modulates loss aversion bias in anxious individuals. NeuroImage, 120, 116957. Link to Full Text 

Payne, J.R., Baell, O., Beddes, H., Fitzgibbon, B., Emonson, M., Hill, A., Van Dam, N.T., Humble, G., Fitzgerald, P.B., & Bailey, N.W. (2020). Experienced meditators exhibit no differences to demographically-matched controls in theta phase synchronisation, P200, or P300 during an auditory oddball task. Mindfulness, 11, 643-659. Link to Full Text 

Chao, T., Haney, M., Cooper, Z.D., Vadhan, N.P., Van Dam, N.T., Van Snellenberg, J., & Bedi, G. (2019). Cognitive function in aging cocaine smokers. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 33, 801-810. PDF


Bailey, N.W., Freedman, G., Raj, K., Sullivan, C.M., Rogasch, N.C., Chung, S.W., Hoy, K.E., Chambers, R., Hassed, C., Van Dam, N.T., & Fitzgerald, P.B. (2019). Mindfulness meditators show altered distributions of early and late neural activity makers of attention in a response inhibition task. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0203096. Link to Full Text 

Bailey NW, Raj K, Freedman G, Rogasch NC, Fitzgibbon B, Van Dam NT, & Fitzgerald PB (2019). Mindfulness meditators do not show differences in electrophysiological measures of error processing. Mindfulness, 10, 1360-1380. PDF


Oh, K.Y., Van Dam, N.T., Doucette, J.T., & Murrough, J.W. (2019/in press). Effects of Chronic Physical Disease and Systemic Inflammation on Suicide Risk in Patients with Depression: A Hospital-Based Case-Control Study. Psychological Medicine, 50, 29-37. PDF


Xu, J., Van Dam, N.T., Feng, C., Luo, Y., Ai, H., Gu, R., & Xu, P. (2019). Anxious brain networks: A coordinate-based activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of resting-state functional connectivity studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 96, 21-30. PDF

Bedi, G., Hao, X., Van Dam, N.T., Cooper, Z., Rubin, E., Vadhan, N., Marino, L., & Haney, M. (2019). Social motivational processing and interpersonal function in aging cocaine smokers. Addiction Biology, 24, 1044-1055. PDF


Tan, A., Costi, S., Lorris, L.S., Van Dam, N.T., Kautz, M., Friedman, A.K., Collins, K.A., Ahle, G., Chadha, N., Whitton, A., Dunsky, K., Do, B., Pizzagalli, D.A., Iosifescu, D.V., Nestler, E.J., Han, M.-H., & Murrough, J.W. (2018/in press). Effects of the KCNQ channel opener ezogabine on functional connectivity of the ventral striatum and clinical symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder. Molecular Psychiatry. PDF


Perfors, A., Van Dam, N. (2018). Human decision making in black swan situations. In C Kalish, M Rau, J Zhu and T Rogers (Eds.) Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF


Sayed, S., Van Dam, N.T., Horn, S.R., Kautz, M.M., Parides, M.,  Costi, S., Collins, K.A., Iacoviello, B.,  Iosifescu, D.V., Mathé, A.A., Southwick, S.M., Feder, A., Charney, D.S., Murrough, J.W. (2018). A randomized dose-ranging study of neuropeptide Y in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21, 3-11. Link to Full Text


Van Dam, N.T., van Vugt, M.K., Vago, D.R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S.W., Kerr, C., Gorchov, J., Field, B.A., Fox, K.C.R., Britton, W.B., Brefczynski-Lewis, J.A., Meyer, D.E. (2018). Mind the hype: A critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda for research on mindfulness and meditation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 36-61. PDF



     Davidson, R.J & Dahl, C.J. (2018). Outstanding challenges in scientific research on mindfulness and

     meditation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 62-65. PDF


     Reply to Commentary:

     Van Dam, N.T., van Vugt, M.K., Vago, D.R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S.W.,  Gorchov, J., Field, B.A., Fox,                       K.C.R., Britton, W.B., Brefczynski-Lewis, J.A., Meyer, D.E. (2018). Reiterated Concerns and Further Challenges for Mindfulness and                               Meditation Research: A Reply to Davidson and Dahl. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 1, 66-69. Link to Full Text


     Van Dam, N.T., van Vugt, M.K., Vago, D.R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S.W., Gorchov, J., Field, B.A., Fox, K.C.R.,     

     Britton, W.B., Brefczynski-Lewis, J.A., Meyer, D.E. (2020). Letter to the Editor: Miscommunicating Mindfulness. Perspectives on Psychological     

     Science. PDF


Kiraly, D.D., Horn, S.R., Van Dam, N.T., Costi, S., Schwartz, J., Kim-Shulze, S., Patel, M., Hodes, G.E., Russo, S.J., Merad, M., Iosifescu, D.V., Charney, D.S., & Murrough, J.W. Altered immune profiles in treatment-resistant depression – response to ketamine and prediction of treatment outcomes. (2017). Translational Psychiatry, 7, e1065Link to Full Text


McDonald, A.R., Muraskin, J., Van Dam, N.T., Froehlich, C., Puccio, B., ...,Craddock, R.C. (2017). 

The Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback Based Stratification of Default Network Regulation Neuroimaging Data Repository. NeuroImage, 146, 157-170. Link to Full Text


Van Dam, N.T., O'Connor, D., Marcell, E.T., Ho, E.J., Craddock, R.C., Tobe, R.H., Gabbay, V., Hudziak, J.J., Castellanos, F.X., Leventhal, B.L., Milham, M.P. (2017). Data-driven phenotypic categorization for neurobiological analyses: Beyond DSM-5 Labels. Biological Psychiatry, 81, 484-494. Link to Ful Text


Van Dam, N.T., Brown, A., Mole, T.B., Davis, J.H., Britton, W.B. & Brewer, J.A. (2015). Development and validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0140867. Link to Full Text


Costi, S., Van Dam, N.T., & Murrough, J.W. (2015). Current status of ketamine and related therapies for mood and anxiety disorders. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 2, 216-225. Link to Full Text


Balsamo, M., Innamorati, M., Van Dam, N.T., Carlucci, L., & Saggino, A. (2015). Measuring anxiety in the elderly: Psychometric properties of the State Trait Inventory of Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety (STICSA) in an elderly Italian sample. International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 998-1008. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Mallela, T., Eilam-Stock, T., Gu, X., Hof, P.R., & Fan, J. (2015). The embodied mind: Using psychophysiological signals to inform brain activity and connectivity during rest. Science, 350 (6256 Supplement)


Brewer, J.A., Van Dam, N.T., Davis, J.H. (2015). Mindfulness and the addictive process: Psychological methods and neurobiological mechanisms. (pp. 185-198). In B.D. Ostafin, M. Robinson, & B. Meier (Eds.). Handbook of mindfulness and self-regulation. Springer. 


Van Dam, N.T., Hobkirk, A.L., Sheppard, S.C., Aviles-Andrews, R., & Earleywine, M. (2014). How does mindfulness reduce anxiety, depression, and stress? An exploratory examination of change processes in wait-list controlled mindfulness meditation training. Mindfulness, 5, 574-588.  PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Rando, K., Potenza, M.N., Tuit, K., & Sinha, R. (2014). Childhood maltreatment prospectively predicts substance use relapse severity via trauma-specific reductions in limbic gray matter volume. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(8), 917-925. PDF  Supplemental_Materials


Fan, J., Van Dam, N.T., Gu, X., Liu, X., Wang,H., Tang, C.Y., & Hof, P. R. (2014). Quantitative characterization of functional anatomical contributions to cognitive control under uncertainty. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1490-1506. PDF


Xu, P., Huang, R., Wang, J., Van Dam, N.T., Xie, T., Dong, Z., Chen, C.,  Gu, R., Zang, Y., He, Y., Fan, J., & Luo, Y. (2014). Eyes open and eyes closed: altering topological organization of human brain functional networks. Neuroimage, 90, 246-255.  PDF


Eilam-Stock, T., Xu, P., Cao, M., Gu, X., Van Dam, N.T., Anagnostou, E., Kolevzon, A., Soorya, L., Park, Y., Siller, M., He, Y., Hof, P.R., & Fan, J. (2014). Abnormal associations between autonomic and brain activity during rest in autism spectrum disorders. Brain, 137, 153-171. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Gros, D.F., Earleywine, M., & Antony, M.M. (2013). Establishing a Trait Anxiety Threshold that Signals Likelihood of Anxiety Disorders. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 26, 70-86. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Sano, M., Mitsis, E.M., Grossman, H.T., Gu, X., Park, Y., Hof, P.R., & Fan, J. (2013). Functional neural correlates of attentional deficits in amnestic mild cognitive impairment, PLoS ONE, 8, e54035. Link to Full Text


Mackie, M.-A., Van Dam, N.T., & Fan, J. Cognitive control and attentional functions.  (2013). Brain and Cognition, 82, 301-312. PDF


Xu, P.,  Gu, R., Broster, L., Wu, R., Van Dam, N.T., Jiang, Y., Fan, J., & Luo, Y. (2013). Neural basis of emotional decision making in trait anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 18641-18653. PDF


Gu, X., Liu, X., Van Dam, N.T., Hof, P.R., & Fan, J. (2013). Cognition emotion integration in anterior insular cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 20-27. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Hobkirk, A.L., Danoff-Burg, S., & Earleywine, M. (2012). Mind your words: Positive and negative items create method effects on the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. Assessment, 19, 196-202.  PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Bedi, G., & Earleywine, M. (2012). Characteristics of clinically anxious versus non-anxious heavy, regular marijuana users. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1217-1223. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Earleywine, M., & Altarriba, J.A. (2012). Anxiety attenuates awareness of emotional faces during rapid serial visual presentation. Emotion, 12, 796-806. PDF


Fan, J., Xu, P., Van Dam, N.T., Eilam, T., Gu, X., Luo, Y., & Hof, P.R. (2012). Spontaneous brain fluctuations relate to autonomic arousal. Journal of Neuroscience, 15, 11176-11186. PDF


Fan, J., Bernardi, S., Van Dam, N.T., Anagnostou, E., Gu, X., Martin, L., Park, Y., Liu, X., Kolevzon, A., Soorya, L., Grodberg, D., Hollander, E., & Hof, P.R. (2012). Deficits of attentional networks in autism. Brain and Behavior, 2, 647-660. Link to Full Text


Bedi, G., Van Dam, N.T., & Munafo, M. (2012). Gender inequality in awarded research grants. The Lancet, 380(9840), 474. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Sheppard, S.C., Forsyth, J.P, & Earleywine, M. (2011). Self-Compassion is a better predictor than mindfulness of symptom severity and quality of life in mixed anxiety and depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 123-130. PDF


De Leo, J.A., Van Dam, N.T., Hobkirk, A.L., & Earleywine, M. (2011). Examining bias in the Impulsive Sensation Seeking Scale (ImpSS) using Differential Item Functioning (DIF) – an Item Response Analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 570-576. PDF


Van Dam, N.T. & Earleywine, M. (2011). Validation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale - Revised (CESD-R): Pragmatic depression assessment in the general population. Psychiatry Research, 186, 128-132. PDF


Grossman, P. & Van Dam, N.T. (2011). Mindfulness, by any other name...:Trials and tribulations of satî in western psychology and science. Contemporary Buddhism, 12, 219-239.  PDF


Bedi, G., Van Dam, N.T., & Redman, J. (2010). Ecstasy (MDMA) and high prevalence psychiatric symptomatology: Somatic anxiety symptoms are associated with polydrug, not ecstasy, use. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24, 233-240. PDF


Childs, E., Van Dam, N.T., & de Wit, H. (2010). Effects of acute progesterone administration upon responses to acute psychosocial stress in men. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18, 78-86. PDF


Earleywine, M. & Van Dam, N.T. (2010). Case studies in cannabis vaporization. Addiction Research & Theory, 18, 243-249. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Earleywine, M., & Borders, A.  (2010). Measuring mindfulness? An Item Response Theory analysis of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 805-810. PDF


Van Dam, N.T. & Earleywine, M. (2010). Pulmonary function in cannabis users: Support for a clinical trial of the vaporizer. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21, 511-513. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Earleywine, M., & Forsyth, J.P. (2009). Gender bias in sixteen-item anxiety sensitivity index: An application of polytomous differential item functioning. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 256-259. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Earleywine, M., & Danoff-Burg, S. (2009). Differential item function across meditators and non-meditators on the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire.  Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 516-521. PDF


Van Dam, N.T., Earleywine, M., & DiGiacomo, G. (2008). Polydrug use, cannabis, and psychosis-like symptoms. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 23, 475-485. PDF


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