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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-91

Efficacy of Meditation in Generalized Anxiety Disorder


1 Honorary Psychiatrist & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cooper Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College, Juhu, Vile Parle, Bombay - 400 056, India
2 Research Officer, Cooper Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College, Juhu, Vile Parle, Bombay - 400 056, India
3 Research Psychologist, Cooper Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College, Juhu, Vile Parle, Bombay - 400 056, India
4 Professor, Department of Research Methodology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India

Correspondence Address:
Vihang N Vahia
Honorary Psychiatrist & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cooper Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College, Juhu, Vile Parle, Bombay - 400 056
India
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A study was conducted to compare the efficacy of meditation with that of imipramine and chlordiazepoxide in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At the end of five weeks, meditation was found to be as effective as pharmacotherapy in controlling symptoms of anxiety. It was superior in altering trait anxiety (TMAS Scores). Meditation is an easy to learn and cost effective therapy. It has a distinct edge over pharmacotherapy in that it is does not have the associated problems of habit formation,-withdrawal effects, overdosage or other undesirable effects.



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