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In the West, the use of the methods of alternative medicine, including meditation, has been on the rise. In the US, Kabat-Zinn and associates have pioneered the extensive use of mindfulness meditation (MM) for the treatment of people facing pain and illness. Among the essentials of MM is the observation of bodily sensations, including pain. In Taiwan,(More)
We present our experiences with an elderly patient with depression that was attributed to a surge of physical ailments who also had trauma-derived fear of having to undergo a tracheotomy. He refused pharmacotherapy and was offered intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation (MM) plus Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy during the 2(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of a modified questionnaire in psychiatric consultation and a new computerized software at one general hospital in Taiwan. METHOD The Micro-Cares Clinical Information System for Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry (CISCL), an English language-based patient management application, has multiple(More)
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