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Contact: Ken Chawkin
Maharishi University of Management

The Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Technique on Trait Anxiety

Caption: This chart shows that studies of individuals with anxiety levels in the 90th percentile (higher than 90 percent of the rest of the adult population) showed dramatic reductions in anxiety down to the 57th percentile from TM practice. This is just a little higher than the average anxiety level, which is the 50th percentile. Study groups that started in the 60th percentile, a little above average, showed more modest reductions, to the 48th percentile, a little below average.

Credit: Dr. David Orme-Johnson

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