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Contact: Ken Chawkin
kchawkin@mum.edu
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Maharishi University of Management

Refugee PTSD Symptoms Before and After Learning Transcendental Meditation

Caption: Eleven Congolese refugees who had been tested three times over a 90-day period on the PCL-C, which rates the level of PTSD on a scale from 17 to 85, began with an average score of 77.9. They learned Transcendental Meditation within 8 days of the third test and after 10 days their average score dropped to 48, which was highly clinically significant. They were retested 30 days later measuring an average score of 35.3. With scores below 35 considered non-symptomatic, they were practically symptom free.

Credit: Fred Travis, PhD

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