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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

J Psychoactive Drugs. 2010 Jun;42(2):177-92. Garland EL, Gaylord SA, Boettiger CA, Howard MO. College of Social Work, Florida State University, University Center, Building C, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570, USA. elgarlan@gmail.com Abstract Mindfulness training may disrupt the risk chain of stress-precipitated alcohol relapse. In 2008, 53 alcohol-dependent adults (mean age = 40.3) recruited from a therapeutic community […]

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J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Aug;16(8):867-73. Zeidan F, Johnson SK, Gordon NS, Goolkasian P. Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA. fzeidan@wfubmc.edu Abstract OBJECTIVES: Although long-term meditation has been found to reduce negative mood and cardiovascular variables, the effects of a brief mindfulness meditation […]

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Behav Brain Funct. 2010 Jul 29;6:47. Kaul P, Passafiume J, Sargent CR, O’Hara BF. Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: A number of benefits from meditation have been claimed by those who practice various traditions, but few have been well tested in scientifically controlled studies. Among these claims are improved […]

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Percept Mot Skills. 2010 Jun;110(3 Pt 1):840-8. Leite JR, Ornellas FL, Amemiya TM, de Almeida AA, Dias AA, Afonso R, Little S, Kozasa EH. Behavioral Medicine Unit, Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil. Abstract This study evaluated the effects of Progressive Self-focus Meditation with 42 volunteers (M age = 46.0 yr., SD […]

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Holist Nurs Pract. 2010 Sep-Oct;24(5):277-83. Teixeira E. College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA. met42@drexel.edu Abstract This pilot study explored the effect of mindfulness meditation for diabetic neuropathy. Twenty participants (10 in each group) completed the study. No significant differences were found between the groups. However, […]

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Apologies for the long silence!

Hello Friends of Dharmadoctors, I’ve taken some needed time away from all things medical after the completion of my residency at the University of Washington and have been remiss with my postings on this site. This shall be rectified soon, once I become more settled in my new job at The Polyclinic in Seattle. Starting […]

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