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Can meditation cause adverse reactions to those who are mentally ill; scizophrenic etc...?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Must be careful

The same sorts of meditations do not work for everyone.
People with serious mental illness, especially those with psychosis, require more structure and guidance in this sort of work. Learn how to meditate, no matter what your reasons or conditions, from someone experienced.

In brief: Must be careful

The same sorts of meditations do not work for everyone.
People with serious mental illness, especially those with psychosis, require more structure and guidance in this sort of work. Learn how to meditate, no matter what your reasons or conditions, from someone experienced.
Dr. Marcie Berman
Dr. Marcie Berman
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Thoughtful answer. TM (Transcendental Meditation) has more teachers than most other traditions, and they are also trained to deal with mental illness symptoms in non-intrusive ways. TM is relatively effortless yet also reduces tensions without the stress of trying to empty the mind--an approach utilized by many other traditions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Meditation

Not likely, if they are stabilized with traditional therapy.

In brief: Meditation

Not likely, if they are stabilized with traditional therapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
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