Listen to the Doctors speak about US veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Help get informed: Can Transcendental Meditation help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, adn help make the lives of our soldiers more enjoyable?
Partial Video Transcript:
Over half a million of our veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These are people who have been exposed to violence on the battle fields serving for our country. As one of my patients said, “it can happen once in your life, but one hundred times in your mind.” The echoes linger on…
With traumatic stress it is really some enormous stress that is more than the body can process. It leaves a big impression on the brain. The estimates are that at least 30% of returning veterans are experiencing PTSD, and really the estimates are that it is really much greater than that. I think that as many as 50% who are experiencing these symptoms are not actually even seeking help.
They get bombarded on a daily basis by memories and flashbacks. It is a shocking statistic that 18 veterans everyday commit suicide.
Can Transcendental Meditation help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, adn help make the lives of our soldiers more enjoyable?