According to a study published in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal, Neurology, meditation can reduce the fatigue and depression that commonly accompany multiple sclerosis. Participants who practiced mindfulness meditation for eight weeks reported reduced depression, fatigue, and anxiety at the end of the program. Multiple sclerosis can be unpredictable at times, the study explains, causing patients to experience dramatic changes in their symptoms after a relatively symptom-free period. Meditation can be very helpful in providing these people with a sense of control when changes in symptoms surface unexpectedly. Six months after the completion of the study, participants continued to feel the benefits of meditation, reporting continued reductions in multiple sclerosis-related symptoms.