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5 May 2011
The world-renowned psychiatrist who first identified seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is in the UK to present his new research, which explores the medical effects of meditation on the brain.
Dr Norman Rosenthal joined a seminar of medical health experts in Regents Park, London, last week and presented evidence that use of the Transcendental Meditation Technique is highly effective in treating bipolar disorder and combat related post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as more common difficulties, such as anxiety, anger management, depression and addiction.
Dr Rosenthal, who pioneered the use of light therapy in the treatment of SAD during his 20-year career as senior researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA, described how he had personally discovered the value of the Transcendental Meditation Technique quite late in life, and how he'd seen it transform his patients' lives.
He also emphasised that regular practice of TM can benefit anybody, not just those with problems, and can help successful people to actualize their greatest potential and lead fuller, richer lives.
In his new book, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation (Penguin, 2011), Dr Rosenthal explores all these themes more deeply, and includes interviews with prominent meditators such as Paul McCartney, Martin Scorsese, and Russell Brand.
For related news, please see this news post on the official website for the Transcendental Meditation Programme in the UK.
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