Psychiatric Complications of Meditation Practice

Meditation is a powerful practice with risks and benefits. On rare occasions, those risks can be extreme.

John J. Miller, MD, discusses the potential psychiatric crises that can arise when practicing intense meditation.

Dr Miller is medical director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; editor in chief, Psychiatric TimesTM; staff psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; consulting psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; consulting psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.