Two pilot studies examined the effects of Transcendental Meditation on the symptoms of PTS. In both cases, veterans experienced dramatic reductions in symptoms of PTS and increased quality of life.
Effects of TM on OEF/OIF Veterans with PTS
Through the Transcendental Meditation technique
This recently conducted pilot examines the efficacy of the TM technique for treating OEF/OIF veterans with PTS. By the eighth week of practicing TM, veterans experienced a 50 percent reduction in PTS symptoms, according to the Clinician-Administered PTS Scale (the gold standard of PTS testing). The veterans also reported decreased depression and improved quality of life—showing a greater ability to return to their lives after the war. This study replicates and extends the results of earlier performed research, shown in charts 2 and 3.
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