Saturday, October 8, 2016


This is for anyone afflicted with meta-madness:

"An excellent 2014 review by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-Based Practice Center examined 17,801 papers on meditation and found 41 relatively high-quality studies involving 2,993 subjects. Of these 41 studies, only 10 had a 'low risk of bias,' according to the Johns Hopkins team. In other words, even the highest-quality studies were, for the most part, carried out and interpreted in a manner that favored positive outcomes."

"The Johns Hopkins review concludes that meditation programs 'reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress.' Sounds pretty good, right? But read the review carefully. The alleged benefits are low to moderate, and there is no evidence that meditation programs 'were superior to any specific therapies they were compared with,' including exercise, muscle relaxation and cognitive-behavioral therapy."

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