Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use.

This study of 92 people with migraine headaches, participation in Spiritual Meditation was more effective than Internally Focused Secular Meditation, Externally Focused Secular Meditation, or Progressive Muscle Relaxation in decreasing migraine frequency and use of migraine analgesics.  (Behav Med. 2015 Apr 11:0)
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy vs. psycho-education for patients with major depression who did not achieve remission following antidepressant treatment.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is effective in the treatment of medication-resistant major depression.  (Psychiatry Res. 2015 Feb 18.)
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Efficacy of short-term Yoga therapy program on quality of life in patients with psychosomatic ailments.

Yoga appears to improve the quality of life in patients with psychosomatic disorders. In this study, patients benefited from a yoga program that included Asanas, Pranayamas, meditation, and Kriyas.  (Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Mar;57(1):78-80.)
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