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Meditation Intervention Reviews

Thomas Rutledge, PhD1,2; Paul Mills, PhD2; Robert Schneider, MD3
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1Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
2Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
3Maharishi University of Management, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1193. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1419.
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To the Editor We appreciated the meta-analysis by Goyal and colleagues1 concerning the benefits of meditation for psychological health. This review reflects a growing scientific interest in health applications for meditation therapies. As authors active in National Institutes of Health– and Department of Defense–sponsored meditation research, we offer several observations that may assist readers in placing these results into a broader context.


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July 1, 2014
Madhav Goyal, MD, MPH; Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD
1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland2Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
3Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1195. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1393.
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