Meditation As Effective As Drugs For Treating Depression

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A daily meditation practice can be just as effective as taking prescription drugs if you want to prevent a relapse of depression.

A study out of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada found that patients who attended mindfulness training and were taught to productively reflect on their feelings were able to avoid taking mediation.  After a year and a half only 38% in the study group had suffered a relapse of depression compared to 46% who took medication.  Source: Livescience.com

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Daily meditation is part of the wellness practices that we recommend as part of our Vision Wellness Protocol.