Letter to the Editor of AVS (Audio Visual Stimulation) Journal,

(submitted June, 2002)

Dear editor,

In my article "inventing Shakti", I mentioned that one of the effects produce by repeated sessions using Shakti was a "reduction of depression".

It should be known that referred to a "self-reported" effect, and that no medical claims should be construed from it.   I am a researcher, not a clinician.  The word depression has entered our common, vernacular speech, and it is in that sense that I used the word.

Shakti is not intended to diagnose or treat medical or psychiatric disorders.

Thank you,

Todd Murphy
Researching Behavioral Neuroscientist
Laurentian University Behavioral Neurosciences Program,
Associate Researcher.


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