Psychiatric Times: In October, 2007, leading researchers in the fields of mood disorders and meditation discussed the promise—and limitations—of meditation for the prevention and treatment of major depression. Participating in a day-long symposium titled “Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Treatment of Depression” was His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was cosponsored by Emory University in Atlanta and the Mind & Life Institute. The conference focused on the role that meditation might play in promoting cognitive, emotional, and physiological states that are protective against depression. Read more here.
Buddhists meet mind scientists in conference on meditation and depression
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I can absolutely believe it. A spontaneous version of the type of experience sought in contemplative prayer and meditation literally and permanently cured my long-standing depression overnight at the age of 23. At the time, I knew nothing about this kind of experience but I ended up learning to meditate and that became a staple of my adult mental/spiritual life.
Paul – originalfaith.com