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Healing vets’ PTSD with transcendental meditation

Megan Cloherty, Washington, WTOP: Wild and reckless — that’s how Iraq Army veteran David George describes his lifestyle after returning from combat. He says he hit rock bottom after five years of living with untreated post traumatic stress disorder.

“I was really at a low point. I didn’t know if I was going to go drink until I was dead under a bridge or go to school. It was just one or the other,”says George, who was injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at the gates of an American military base in Tel Afar, Iraq on Dec. 3, 2003.

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Comment from richard pauley
Time: September 17, 2013, 12:54 am

re meditation and PTSD. Tragic that washington yard shooting was by buddhist convert with anger management issues and that again due to Right to Bear arms another gun related tragedy.Gun control wouldnt necc prevented tragedy but may have meant at least one was seeking help was kept away fm something that causing harm to him by its possession.richard UK

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