Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation in Contemporary Medical Care includes important contributions from leading experts on Transcendental Meditation and health, and provides the reader with the most important, cutting edge health research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) on serious mental health problems and medical disorders. It features practical, proven programs to improve health outcomes, decrease morbidity/mortality, and reduce health care costs with a wide range of patient populations. The authors explore advances in neuroscience and the brain changes associated with not only the impact of TM on health recovery, but also the effects of meditation in daily activity and permanent changes in neuropsychological functioning resulting from the purification of consciousness through meditation. Included is coverage of an ancient yet newly introduced approach to therapy, Vedic Psychotherapy, and methods for integrating Transcendental Meditation and other Vedic health approaches into primary medical care.
Foreword:- Norman Rosenthal, M.D. Preface: - David F. O'Connell, Ph.D. Deborah L. Bevvino, CRNP, Ph.D. The Editors The Contributors Acknowledgements Section I-Theory Chapter I-The Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM): What, How, and Why Robert W. Boyer, Ph.D. Chapter II-How Meditation Heals: The Brain and Higher States of Consciousness Fred Travis, Ph.D. Chapter III- Stress, Illness and Transcendental Meditation: A Triad Worth Exploring Deborah L. Bevvino, CRNP, Ph.D. Section II-Research Medical Disorders Chapter IV-Transcendental Meditation and Cardiovascular Health Vernon A. Barnes, Ph.D. Chapter V-Transcendental Meditation, Diabetes and Other Disorders David Lovell-Smith, Ph.D., M.B., CH.B., FRNCGP Mental Health Disorders Chapter VI-Transcendental Meditation Research on Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders Sarnia Grosswald, Ed.D. David F. O'Connell, Ph.D. James Krag, M.D. Chapter VII-Transcendental Meditation in the Treatment of Depression James S. Brooks, M.D. Chapter VIII-The Use of Transcendental Meditation in Promoting Recovery and Preventing Relapse for Addictive Diseases David F. O'Connell, Ph.D. Alarik Arenander, Ph.D. Chapter IX- The TM Program and the Treatment of Childhood Disorders William R. Stixrud, Ph.D. Sarnia Grosswald, Ed.D. Section III-Applications Chapter X- The TM Technique as a Preventative Approach for Improving Health-care Outcomes Maxwell V. Rainforth, Ph.D. Robert E. Herron, Ph.D. Chapter XI- Addressing Societal Problems Through the Transcendental Meditation Program: Aging, Prison Rehabilitation, and Collective Health David W. Orme-Johnson, Ph.D. David F. O'Connell, Ph.D. Bibliography Index