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"Over 35 million US adults use mind/body approaches for better health."Herbert Benson, MD
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ANXIETY

Benson, H, Frankel, FH et al. (1978). "Treatment of anxiety: a comparison of the usefulness of self-hypnosis and a meditational relaxation technique. An overview." Psychother Psychosom 30(3-4): 229-42.

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Day, RC and Sadek, SN (1982). "The effect of Benson's relaxation response on the anxiety levels of Lebanese children under stress." J Exp Child Psychol 34(2): 350-6.

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CARDIAC

Benson, H, Alexander, S et al. (1975). "Decreased premature ventricular contractions through use of the relaxation response in patients with stable ischaemic heart-disease." Lancet 2(7931): 380-2.

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Mittleman, MA, Maclure, M et al. (1995). "Triggering of acute myocardial infarction onset by episodes of anger. Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study Investigators." Circulation 92(7): 1720-5.

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HEADACHE

Benson, H, Malvea, BP et al. (1973). "Physiologic correlates of meditation and their clinical effects in headache: an ongoing investigation." Headache 13(1): 23-4.

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Benson, H, Klemchuk, HP et al. (1974). "The usefulness of the relaxation response in the therapy of headache." Headache 14(1): 49-52.

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Fentress, DW, Masek, BJ et al. (1986). "Biofeedback and relaxation-response training in the treatment of pediatric migraine." Dev Med Child Neurol 28(2): 139-46.

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HYPERTENSION

Benson, H, Rosner, BA et al. (1974). "Decreased blood-pressure in pharmacologically treated hypertensive patients who regularly elicited the relaxation response." Lancet 1(7852): 289-91.

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Benson, H, Rosner, BA et al. (1974). "Decreased blood pressure in borderline hypertensive subjects who practiced meditation." J Chronic Dis 27(3): 163-9.

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Benson, H (1977). "Can hypertension be induced by stress? A case discussion." J Human Stress 3(1): 4-11.

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Benson, H, Kotch, JB et al. (1978). "Stress and hypertension: interrelations and management." Cardiovasc Clin 9(1): 113-24.

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Leserman, J, Stuart, E et al. (1989). "Nonpharmacologic intervention for hypertension: Long term follow up." J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil 9: 316-24.

Shapiro, AP, Benson, H et al. (1979). "The role of stress in hypertension." J Human Stress 5(2): 7-26.

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Stuart, EM, Caudill, M et al. (1987). "Nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension: a multiple-risk-factor approach." J Cardiovasc Nurs 1(4): 1-14.

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IBS

Keefer, L and Blanchard, EB (2001). "The effects of relaxation response meditation on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a controlled treatment study." Behav Res Ther 39(7): 801-11.

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Keefer, L and Blanchard, EB (2002). "A one year follow-up of relaxation response meditation as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome." Behav Res Ther 40(5): 541-6.

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INFERTILITY

Domar, AD, Seibel, MM et al. (1990). "The mind/body program for infertility: a new behavioral treatment approach for women with infertility." Fertil Steril 53(2): 246-9.

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Domar, AD, Zuttermeister, PC et al. (1992). "Psychological improvement in infertile women after behavioral treatment: a replication." Fertil Steril 58(1): 144-7.

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Domar, AD, Broome, A et al. (1992). "The prevalence and predictability of depression in infertile women." Fertil Steril 58(6): 1158-63.

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Domar, AD, Zuttermeister, PC et al. (1993). "The psychological impact of infertility: a comparison with patients with other medical conditions." J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 14 Suppl: 45-52.

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Domar, AD, Clapp, D et al. (2000). "Impact of group psychological interventions on pregnancy rates in infertile women." Fertil Steril 73(4): 805-11.

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Domar, AD, Clapp, D et al. (2000). "The impact of group psychological interventions on distress in infertile women." Health Psychol 19(6): 568-75.

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INSOMNIA

Jacobs, GD, Rosenberg, PA et al. (1993). "Multifactor behavioral treatment of chronic sleep-onset insomnia using stimulus control and the relaxation response. A preliminary study." Behav Modif 17(4): 498-509.

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Jacobs, GD, H., B et al. (1993). "Home-based central nervous system assessment of multifactor behavioral intervention for chronic sleep-onset insomnia." Behav Ther 24: 159-74.

Jacobs, GD, Benson, H et al. (1996). "Perceived benefits in a behavioral-medicine insomnia program: a clinical report." Am J Med 100(2): 212-6.

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MENOPAUSE

Conboy, L, Domar, A et al. (2001). "Women at mid-life: symptoms, attitudes, and choices, an internet based survey." Maturitas 38(2): 129-36.

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MSRP

Nakao, M, Fricchione, G et al. (2001). "Anxiety is a good indicator for somatic symptom reduction through behavioral medicine intervention in a mind/body medicine clinic." Psychother Psychosom 70(1): 50-7.

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Nakao, M, Myers, P et al. (2001). "Somatization and symptom reduction through a behavioral medicine intervention in a mind/body medicine clinic." Behav Med 26(4): 169-76.

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PAIN

Caudill, M, Schnable, R et al. (1991). "Decreased clinic use by chronic pain patients: response to behavioral medicine intervention." Clin J Pain 7(4): 305-10.

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Kutz, I, Caudill, M et al. (1983). "The role of relaxation in behavioral therapies for chronic pain." Int Anesthesiol Clin 21(4): 193-200.

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Schaffer, SD and Yucha, CB (2004). "Relaxation & pain management: the relaxation response can play a role in managing chronic and acute pain." Am J Nurs 104(8): 75-6, 78-9, 81-2.

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PMS

Goodale, IL, Domar, AD et al. (1990). "Alleviation of premenstrual syndrome symptoms with the relaxation response." Obstet Gynecol 75(4): 649-55.

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REVIEW

Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "The role of stress in neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders." Neuro Endocrinol Lett 23(3): 199-208.

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Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "Stress-related diseases -- a potential role for nitric oxide." Med Sci Monit 8(6): RA103-18.

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Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "Stress in cardiovascular diseases." Med Sci Monit 8(5): RA93-RA101.

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Esch, T, Fricchione, GL et al. (2003). "The therapeutic use of the relaxation response in stress-related diseases." Med Sci Monit 9(2): RA23-34.

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Mandle, CL, Jacobs, SC et al. (1996). "The efficacy of relaxation response interventions with adult patients: a review of the literature." J Cardiovasc Nurs 10(3): 4-26.

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SURGERY

Domar, AD, Noe, JM et al. (1987). "The preoperative use of the relaxation response with ambulatory surgery patients." J Human Stress 13(3): 101-7.

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Leserman, J, Stuart, EM et al. (1989). "The efficacy of the relaxation response in preparing for cardiac surgery." Behav Med 15(3): 111-7.

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Mandle, CL, Domar, AD et al. (1990). "Relaxation response in femoral angiography." Radiology 174(3 Pt 1): 737-9.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

Deckro, JP, Domar, AD et al. (1993). "Clinical application of the relaxation response in women's health." AWHONNS Clin Issues Perinat Womens Health Nurs 4(2): 311-9.

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More Information
For more information, contact Ann Wohlhueter at 617.991.0102 X238 or awohlhueter@mbmi.org
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.