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Research Examining The Psychological Effects of Fasting


This website serves as a portal for research examining the psychological effects of fasting. Since 1998, Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. has been examining the effects of fasting on the human experience. In 2011, Dr. Fredricks conducted a landmark study into the effect of fasting on the symptoms of depression. Using the Beck Depression Inventory, that research found that 42 individuals who water-fasted for an average of 6.9 days, were significantly less depressed than 42 control subjects who did not fast. The results were published in Proquest and in Dr. Fredricks' Book Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience.

In 2013, Dr. Fredricks will be conducting another study examining the effects of water fasting on the symptoms of anxiety using the Beck Anxiety Inventory. If you are interested in participating in this research or would like to know when it begins, please contact Dr. Fredricks.

About the Researcher

RANDI FREDRICKS, PH.D. is a psychotherapist, researcher, and author who specializes in the treatment of mental health using integrative medicine and natural therapies. Her books include Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health and Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience. Dr. Fredricks published research includes Communication Apprehension Among Adult Children of Alcoholics and An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Water Fasting for Depression. Dr. Fredricks' website is www.drrandifredricks.com.

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Fasting Research: Examining The Psychological Effects of Fasting

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