Meditation as a potential therapy for PTSD was abandoned after the development of drugs like Prozac and others came along in the 1980s. But those drugs ultimately proved to be limited in PTSD. Now VA doctors are again incorporating meditation into PTSD treatment.

Among veterans, mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder are epidemic. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that one in every four Iraq or Afghanistan vets is suffering from PTSD. It’s one reason suicide is now the leading cause of death among active-duty soldiers.

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