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Transcendental Meditation was more effective in reducing psychological stress than ususal treatments.



Transcendental Meditation reduces healthcare worker burnout
by TM Women Mini-Magazine
18 January 2023

Excerpts from Medical X press and Duke University School of Medicine News

(Editor’s note: The writers use the generic word “meditation” frequently, but the meditation studied was TM)

Burnout has serious consequences for worker well-being and patient care. Transcendental Meditation may help improve the lives of healthcare workers experiencing burnout, poor sleep, and anxiety symptoms….

Researchers at Duke University School of Medicine studied meditation [TM] as a potential stress-reliever in a group of 80 health care workers providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic…suggesting meditation would be an effective strategy to mitigate rising exhaustion and burnout among health care workers, according to the study published Sept. 19 in JAMA Network Open….

Meditation helped bring down acute distress by 5.6 points on the Global Severity Index, a nine-symptom checklist to measure psychological stress, compared to a 3.8-point drop reported in those who received usual treatment…. 

The practice of Transcendental Meditation had the largest effect on reducing emotional exhaustion.


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