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Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder
by Carla K. Johnson | Associated Press (AP)
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22 November 2018
On 22 November 2018 The Washington Post/Associated Press reported: Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the [U.S.] Department of Defense. The study was published Thursday [November 15] in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
Researchers measured symptoms in about 200 San Diego area veterans randomly assigned to one of three groups. Some learned to meditate. Others got exposure therapy. . . . [or ] attended classes where they learned about nutrition and exercise. The type [of meditation] taught to vets in the study was Transcendental Meditation, or TM . . . . 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.
When researchers accounted for other factors, meditation was better than the classes and equally effective as exposure therapy. . . . Evidence for meditation ''allows us to put more options on the table'' with confidence they work, said Thomas Rutledge, the study's senior author and a Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist in San Diego.
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