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J Med Assoc Thai. 1999 Sep;82(9):925-30.

Meditation in association with psychosis.

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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.


This study analysed the correlation between contemplation and psychosis from three cases of patients presenting psychotic symptoms subsequent to practising meditation. Sleep loss following a wrong doing in meditation was found to be the main cause in the first two cases, and drug withdrawal was found to be the principal factor in causing a psychotic eruption in the third case. In this last case, sleep deprivation subsequent to meditation was only a minor influence. Discussion regarding the correlation between meditation and psychosis is presented in this study.

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