Reflections on Maharishi AyurVeda and Mental Health
Jim Brooks, M.D.
Chronic mental disorders, including depression and anxiety, are leading causes of morbidity, disability, and loss of quality of life. It is estimated that as many as one-third of all Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder.
In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Brooks addresses the inability of modern medicine to prevent and treat these chronic disorders. He proposes an effective solution found within the world’s most comprehensive and ancient system of natural medicine — Ayurveda.
In the 80s, world-renowned Vedic scholar and teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in collaboration with leading Ayurvedic experts, scientists, and physicians, conducted a modern revival of Ayurveda known as Maharishi AyurVeda®. Dr. Brooks anticipates that the Maharishi AyurVeda approach to mental health, or Vedic psychiatry, will have a major impact on how medicine understands, prevents, and treats mental disorders.
“I have witnessed thousands of my patients benefit from these recommendations and I wholeheartedly encourage you to quickly read this book and put it to practical use in your life.” — Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, Pioneer and Leader in Integrative Medicine and Ayurveda, Author of The Ageless Woman