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Transcendental meditation shows promise as PTSD therapy

Military Times    Translate This Article
28 May 2016

On 28 May 2016 The Military Times reported: Psychologist Dr. Bret Moore, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, writes of studies that show Transcendental Meditation providing effective relief to those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He points out a study conducted at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, showing reduced use of psychotropic medication among veterans suffering from PTSD. Where those in the TM group saw a reduction in the severity of their psychiatric symptoms, the non-TM group saw an increase.

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Access original research abstract of the study, ''Impact of Transcendental Meditation on Psychotropic Medication Use Among Active Duty Military Service Members With Anxiety and PTSD'' by Dr. Vernon Barnes et al, conducted at Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Center, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia

Dr. Moore outlines the origins of TM and essential difference between TM and other mental techniques stating that the goal of TM is to surpass or transcend awareness. As some TM experts put it, ''It allows the mind to freely move toward the peace and calm it naturally seeks.''

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