Research Shows Meditation Reduces PTSD Symptoms in Vets (Video)
At least one in five veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, according to the Rand Corporation. But an ancient practice known as Transcendental Meditation could reduce PTSD symptoms by as much as 50 percent, according to new research from the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Transcendental Meditation helped veterans suffering from PTSD by reducing their feelings of depression and stress, and helping improve their relationships with other people. Lead researcher Dr. Norman Rosenthal says the veterans who participated in the study found the practice of Transcendental Meditation easy to do. This is significant, since many veterans fail to follow up on PTSD treatment after returning from war.
According to a news release from Georgetown:
Take a look at a clip of Dr. Rosenthal explaining his research: