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Helping Veterans with PTSD Using Yoga – Constance Scharff Ph.D.

We have come a long way in our efforts to treat PTSD and other psychological disorders. Some of the best information has come from veterans themselves. For example, after suffering from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, Army veteran John Thurman used his experience with yoga to help others, in a program that packs rooms. There are many complementary therapies that have shown great results in treating PTSD and other issues. With the number of veterans in need of these resources, it is important for healthcare professionals to put these resources to greater use.

The Washington Post reports:

Of the 2.3 million American veterans who returned from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 20 percent suffer fromĀ post-traumatic stress disorder, which often includes anxiety,depression, and hypervigilance, which means they feel always on guard.

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