Overview: clinical and physiological comparison of meditation with other self-control strategies
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Overview
Abstract: 

In 1977 the American Psychiatric Association called for a critical examination of the clinical effectiveness of meditation. The author provides a review of the literature bearing on clinical and physiological comparisons of meditation with other self-control strategies. He begins by providing a definition of mediation and then cites the literature comparing mediation with such self-regulation strategies as biofeedback, hypnosis, and progressive relaxation. He pays particular attention to the "uniqueness" of mediation as a clinical intervention strategy a well as the adverse effects of meditation. Finally, he offers suggestions and guidelines for future research.

Author(s): 
Shapiro, D. H.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Psychiatry
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Psychiatry
Publication Date: 
1982-03
Publication Year: 
1982
Pages: 
267-274
Volume: 
139
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0002-953X
DOI: 
10.1176/ajp.139.3.267
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 7036760

Turabian/Chicago Citation

D. H. Shapiro. 1982-03. "Overview: clinical and physiological comparison of meditation with other self-control strategies." The American Journal of Psychiatry 139: 3: 267-274. 10.1176/ajp.139.3.267.

Wikipedia Citation

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