Currently, fewer than half of the Soldiers who report symptoms of combat-related PTSD receive the care they need. And of those Soldiers who do start treatment, between 20 percent and 50 percent walk away before its completion.
New research conducted by Normal Rosenthal explores the benefits of transcendental meditation for recent war veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. The research suggests a 50% reduction in PTSD symptoms for veterans who practise Transcendental Meditation techniques for at least 8 weeks. The study discovered that those who practiced Transcendental Meditation also had a significant reduction in symptoms of stress and depression, as well as reporting improvements in interpersonal relationships and their quality of life.