Mantras for Managing Anxiety

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For centuries, Hindu meditators have chanted mantras to obtain and deepen a state of focused spiritual connection. Now modern medicine manages anxiety disorders with mantras.

Sanskrit combines the words for mind (man), and vehicle or tool (tra) to form mantra: a tool or vehicle to drive the mind into a desired state. “Om” is perhaps the simplest and briefest mantra. A number of other religious traditions…

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John Kruse MD, PhD, San Francisco psychiatrist, father of twins, marathon runner. Author of Recognizing Adult ADHD: What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About ADHD

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John Kruse MD, PhD, San Francisco psychiatrist, father of twins, marathon runner. Author of Recognizing Adult ADHD: What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About ADHD

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