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Mindfulness Appears to be an Affordable Alternative to Anti-Depressant Drugs

When one avoids expensive drug therapy by opting for methods which are oddly labeled “alternative” today, a reduction in costs for the patient and healthcare provider can develop over time. This effect can be wrought by our entire culture if we consider the results of the following study recently discussed in an article published in the Independent.

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

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Mindfulness uses techniques such as meditation to help people overcome depression REX

Therapy based on the controversial concept of ‘mindfulness’ works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.

Inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness involves training the brain to deal with negative emotions using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. READ MORE

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