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December 3, 1997

Mind/Body Medicine: A Journal of Clinical Behavioral Medicine

JAMA. 1997;278(21):1794-1795. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550210092054

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The editors of Mind/Body Medicine intend it to be an authoritative source for practicing physicians from diverse specialties, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers. In the opening editorial of the first issue they write, "As we broaden our concept of medical care to embrace nondrug and nonsurgical self-care interventions, we need not and should not compromise scientific standards." The journal's subscription form and Web home page (http://socbehmed. org/sbm.sbmmbm.htm) declare it to be "dedicated to the integration of mind/ body interventions into clinical practice and to dissemination of information of direct clinical relevance to practitioners in behavioral Medicine and bioMedicine." This purpose statement continues with "Mind/body approaches consider the interaction of psychological and biological processes in clinical care... [Mind/ Body Medicine] is intended to be the authoritative source for what is and what is not valid in mind/body Medicine because there are many unsubstantiated claims."

Mind/Body Medicine has a 24-member multidisciplinary