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Meditation heals military vets with PTSD
by Lara Salahi    Translate This Article
6 June 2011

On 6 June 2011 reported: David George, a former specialist in the 101st Airborne Division, was among the first US troops to enter Iraq in 2003. After returning home he struggled for five years with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which neither medication nor talk therapy relieved. Finally in 2009, participating in research on Transcendental Meditation, he says, 'It was the first time I felt quiet in my mind for five years.' Preliminary research suggests that this form of meditation can be helpful in relieving PTSD symptoms among combat veterans. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

More than 350 studies have been published showing positive effects of Transcendental Meditation, including its ability to lower blood pressure, and help treat depression. But research by Dr Norman Rosenthal,* clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School, and author of a study on Transcendental Meditation and PTSD published in Military Medicine in June, is one of only two others to evaluate the affects of meditation on soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

'When you see this dramatic impact, you have to be asking this question, why aren't we doing more of this,' said Rosenthal.

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* Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. is also the author of Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher Penguin), just released June 2, 2011.

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