The adverse effects of meditation

A study commissioned by the German government (1980) to assess the effects of TM on youth created controversy when it reported that the majority of participants observed during the trial experienced psychological problems, worsening concentration and variety of physical complaints. Publication of the study was unsuccessfully contested by the TM organization in the German courts.

More information on the adverse effects of meditation can be read at Dr Ramesh Manocha’s blog.

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A study commissioned by the German
government to assess the effects of TM on youth created controversy when it
reported that the majority of participants observed during the trial experienced
psychological problems, worsening concentration and variety of physical
complaints
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app="EN" db-id="dsaw9w90b2vapsetdtjpvtd4pderetwa2d5z">53</key></foreign-keys><ref-type
name="Government
Document">46</ref-type><contributors><authors><author>Institute
for Youth and Society</author></authors><secondary-authors><author>Institut
fur Jugend Und Gesellschaft</author></secondary-authors></contributors><titles><title>The
various implications arising from the practice of transcendental meditation: an
empirical analysis of pathogenic structures as an aid in
counseling</title></titles><dates><year>1980</year></dates><pub-location>Bensheim</pub-location><urls></urls></record></Cite></EndNote>
557. Publication of the study was unsuccessfully contested by the TM
organization in the German courts.

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