NHS could give therapy before anti-depressants, under new guidelines

The BBC reports : “People in England with mild depression should first be offered behavioural therapy or group exercise instead of medication, according to new advice. The clinical watchdog [the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)] also recommends mindfulness and meditation…
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Meditation training reduces long-term stress, hair analysis shows

“A new study finds that mental training reduces the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in hair. The amount of cortisol in hair provides information about how much a person is burdened by persistent stress.” This research report come from ScienceDaily….
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The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

This book has been written by Prof. Anne Harrington (professor of the History of Science at Harvard University). The publishers say: “Is stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become…
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