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Having A Father With PTSD: A Drill Sergeant In The Military And A Drill Sergeant At Home
by Rose Hoffmann

Transcendental Meditation Blog    Translate This Article
11 November 2015

Melvin Brown is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, one of 2.5 million that fought in one or the other, let alone both. He is also one of an estimated 500,000 of those veterans with PTSD. With a family to stick by his side, you could say he's one of the lucky ones, but what about his family? His son recalls, ''He would always be upset . . . a lot of negative emotions. He would put the blame on myself, my brother, my sister, my mom. That was just how he was. He was a drill sergeant in the military, and he would bring that drill sergeant home.''

Watch Melvin's journey from substance abuse and insomnia to learning the Transcendental Meditation technique and finding peace.

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Melvin Brown was offered the Transcendental Meditation technique through the David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness program.

Initial studies on the TM technique and PTSD have shown 40-55% reduction in symptoms of PTSD and depression; 42% decrease in insomnia; 30% improvement in satisfaction with quality of life; and more.

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