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Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;19(10):839-50. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31820ee9ef. Lavretsky H, Alstein LL, Olmstead RE, Ercoli LM, Riparetti-Brown M, Cyr NS, Irwin MR. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. hlavrets@ucla.edu Nearly two-thirds of elderly patients treated for […]

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Psychosom Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;73(9):817-25. Epub 2011 Nov 2. Silverstein RG, Brown AC, Roth HD, Britton WB. Contemplative Studies Initiative, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA. OBJECTIVES: Treatments of female sexual dysfunction have been largely unsuccessful because they do not address the psychological factors that underlie female sexuality. Negative self-evaluative processes interfere with the ability to […]

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Timio M, Saronio P, Venanzi S, Gentili S, Verdura C, Timio F. Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, Teaching Hospital, Foligno, Italy. The powerful effect of psychosocial and acculturating influences on population blood pressure trends seems to be confirmed, through longitudinal observations, in the nuns in a secluded order. After initial observations had been made on […]

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Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;37(1):63-75. Young LA. Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 8023 Burnett Womack Building, Campus Box # 7170 UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7170, USA. Laura_Young@med.unc.edu Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in meditation as a mind-body approach, given […]

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J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Nov;93 Suppl 6:S242-54. Mahagita C. Department of Physiology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. chitrawina@yahoo.com According to MEDLINE/Pubmed search to December 2009, the modulation effects of meditation on oxidative stress have been increasingly investigated for acute, short and long-term effects. Both invasive and noninvasive measurements have been utilized. Long-term transcendental […]

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from today’s NYT: By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: November 18, 2010 Women who are stressed at work are more likely than other working women to have a heart attack or other forms of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings, presented Monday at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, were based on data […]

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J Psychosom Res. 2010 Jun;68(6):539-44. Epub 2009 Dec 9. Bohlmeijer E, Prenger R, Taal E, Cuijpers P. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. e.t.bohlmeijer@utwente.nl OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on depression, anxiety and psychological distress across populations with different chronic somatic diseases. METHODS: A […]

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Am Fam Physician. 2010 Apr 15;81(8):981-6. Saeed SA, Antonacci DJ, Bloch RM. Department of Psychiatric Medicine, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA. saeeds@ecu.edu Anxiety and depression are among the most common conditions cited by those seeking treatment with complementary and alternative therapies, such as exercise, meditation, tai chi, […]

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Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Feb;23(2):184-8. Epub 2008 Jul 19. Creswell JD, Myers HF, Cole SW, Irwin MR. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. creswell@cmu.edu Mindfulness meditation training has stress reduction benefits in various patient populations, but […]

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Aust J Prim Health. 2010;16(3):200-10. Merkes M. Australian Institute for Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences Building 2, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. 3086, Australia. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a structured group program that uses mindfulness meditation to improve well-being and alleviate suffering. This article reviews the impact of MBSR for people with chronic […]

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