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Comment & Response
July 2014

Meditation Intervention Reviews

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1193. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1419

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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