What is Prayer/meditation?

Category: Others

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See also: Meditation Prayer

Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity, religious entity or spirit. Meditation is a discipline in which the mind is focused on an object of thought or awareness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 37 21
Uncomfortable 28 7
Stress 22 12
Calming 18 2
spiritual enlightenment 13 6
Pain 10 2

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prayer/meditation

Side effect Patients
Calming 2
Palpitations 1
Stiffness in morning 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Prayer/meditation

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 3
1 hr daily 2
20 min daily 2
1other as needed 2
2 other daily 1
5 min daily 1
15 min m,w,f 1
3 hr three times daily 1
10 min daily 1
15 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Prayer/meditation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Prayer/meditation

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 10

Stopped using Prayer/meditation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 16
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 18
Not specified 23
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5 patient evaluations for Prayer/meditation

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jan 16, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer and specifically the psychological and spiritual act of giving God my anxiety, fears, stress, and pain is my primary tool in stress management. Belief in that Higher Power and His intimate concerns about my life and challenges changes the entire ball game for my mental state. Not only do I have a benevolent and omnipotent Creator, but I have One to Whom I can bring my deepest, darkest fears and even the most insignificant mundanities that cross my mind. I also can trust this God to deliver me from my financial woes and my health problems because I've seen His work in these areas time and again in response to my prayers. Prayer is the most central part of my recovery mindset. I will see my God's goodness in the land of the living (Psalm 27).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See zoomer's full Prayer/meditation history

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: ability to function increased. ditto eval. from last year
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Praying, meditating and relaxing are important to my mental health...like any med. It improves my mood by calming, restoring peace and tranqulity...sometimes pure Joy!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer, meditation and relaxation are as important to me as any one other of my meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
psyclops
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psyclops
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
56 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Feb 03, 1983)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for The Lord works wonders)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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