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VEDIC PSYCHIATRY – A Model of Total Mental Health based on Principles of Maharishi Ayurveda

WHO reports that mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Maharishi Ayurveda provides a holistic model for health that includes diagnosis and treatment in the domains of mental, physical and environmental health, their interdependence and their common basis in consciousness or the unified field.

This presentation will elaborate on Ayurvedic theory and practices for developing mental health in the context of the consciousness-mind-body-environment model. The thesis of Vedic psychiatry is that the development of full mental health requires knowledge and practices in these four domains of health, including but not limited to, Vedic counseling. Empirical evidence will be referenced.

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