Posts Tagged: research

Single or Married; which is better?

Single or Married; which is better?

Single or Married; Which is better? Research comparing the physical and mental health of people who are married with those who are not appears to indicate that there is an answer to this question. But please notice that I use the word appears in that sentence, as there seems to me that there is a lack of understanding of how to interpret the research data.

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Depression and Heart Failure

Research has established links between depression and heart failure; increased risk of ending up in the emergency room, of being hospitalised, and of dying. Anti-depressants may be doing more harm than good. Mindfulness meditation can be a safer, and equally effective, option.

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Mindfulness research findings

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Scientific mindfulness research findings show that mindfulness practice reduces the risk for heart attacks, increases working memory capacity and improves study results, and prevents relapses into drug & alcohol abuse better than standard 12-step programs.

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Interesting benefits from mindfulness meditation

Newsletter issue, May 2013; The scientific community is increasingly becoming interested in the benefits from mindfulness meditation practice. Here are some some intriguing findings that may interest you.

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Mindfulness and Chronic Pain; research findings

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Over the last thirty years the capacity of mindfulness practice to help manage chronic pain has become increasingly recognised. This article provides summaries of some of the related scientific research findings.

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Treating depression – a case for psychotherapy

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That psychotherapy is an effective method for treating depression is beyond doubt. A vast number of research studies, meta-analyses (combining data from several separate research projects) and review articles have demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychological interventions for treating depression.

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Anti-depressants for depression? A critical question.

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The first-line medical treatment for people meeting current diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder is a prescription of anti-depressant medication, but anti-depressants come with a vast range of side effects, some of which are very serious. A lot of research is also beginning to show evidence that anti-depressants are actually not very effective, and that they may possibly be doing more harm than good.

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