Med­i­ta­tion help for PTSD

The Weekend Post - - World -

TRAN­SCEN­DEN­TAL med­i­ta­tion has been shown to de­crease the sever­ity of post­trau­matic stress dis­or­der (PTSD).

A trial in­volved 203 US veter­ans with PTSD, most with very se­vere symp­toms, pre­dom­i­nantly due to com­bat-re­lated trauma.

Af­ter three months of treat­ment, med­i­ta­tion was found to be just as ef­fec­tive in re­duc­ing PTSD symp­toms as the most com­monly used psy­chother­apy, pro­longed ex­po­sure ther­apy, and bet­ter than health ed­u­ca­tion classes.

The study is pub­lished in The Lancet Psy­chi­a­try jour­nal.

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