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Study finds meditation helps soldiers overcome trauma, PTSD
by Cynne Simpson
WJLA.com - ABC 7 Translate This Article
28 June 2011
On 28 June 2011 WJLA.com - ABC 7 reported:
More than 20 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the US Department of Defense. New research suggests one way to combat the symptoms is through meditation.
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David George struggled with PTSD since his deployment to Iraq, often feeling anxious, angry and depressed. Then he joined a study for veterans with PTSD using Transcendental Meditation. ''It made me feel, and that's the biggest sense I lost,'' George said. ''From that moment, I knew it was something I'd do for the rest of my life.''
The study's findings—participants' symptoms were reduced by half within two months of participating in the meditation—are published in the June 2011 issue of Military Medicine journal.
The WJLA news report also quotes eminent psychiatrist Dr Norman Rosenthal* on the value of Transcendental Meditation: ''People become calmer, less reactive, less jumpy,'' he said. ''I think the time is right for us to seriously consider this as a viable treatment.''
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Also see Operation Warrior Wellness—the David Lynch Foundation's program to help veterans with PTSD and their families through Transcendental Meditation.
* Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. is also author of Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation – Tarcher Penguin, 2011.
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