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Re: Meditation, & Psych. Today editorial...

Posted by dj, encore... on August 10, 1999, at 19:17:31

In reply to Meditation, Yoga & non-medicinal alternatives..???, posted by dj on August 10, 1999, at 11:12:21

Here's a bit from the April '99 Psychology Today cover story won the bodily impacts of depression -- how it affects the brain, the heart, etc...In the editorial at the start it is noted that: "...the new biology of depression also makes a strong case for non-drug therapies...."The defecit in activation of the prefrontal cortex that we and others have identified in depression may be something that can be changed with cognitive therapy." (Richard Davidson -- U. of Wisconsin). Or a stripped-down and tightly focused component of cognitive therapy called behavioural activation, pioneered by psychologist Neil Jacobsen at the University of Washington."

However what I found even more interesting and am wondering if you know anything about is the following: "It may also be changed with meditation. A British researcher who just ended a study of depression told me that it was looking good for preventing recurrences of depression. He would not say a word more because his report had just been accepted by a journal..."

Any comments or insights on any of this which you would care to share would be appreciated. I am also curious whether any of you have encountered any positive research on SAMe or 5HTP...or had postive experiences with either..

> An editroial accompanying the April 1999 Psych. Today cover story on Depression indicated that there may be a study coming out >with a postive report on the value of meditation..




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