Meditation-Induced Psychosis

  title={Meditation-Induced Psychosis},
  author={H. H. Kuijpers and F. M. van der Heijden and S. Tuinier and W. Verhoeven},
  pages={461 - 464}
  • H. H. Kuijpers, F. M. van der Heijden, +1 author W. Verhoeven
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Background:Meditation is a self-regulatory psychological strategy that is frequently applied in Western as well as non-Western countries for different purposes; little is known about adverse events. Sampling and Methods: A male patient is described who developed an acute and transient psychosis with polymorphic symptomatology after meditating. A literature search for psychotic states related to meditation was carried out on PubMed, Embase and PsycInfo. Results: In the case presented a diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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