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Study Finds Meditation Can Reduce Trauma Symptoms for Inmates

Researchers found that Transcendental Meditation could significantly decrease anxiety and depression, among others symptoms
MADINAMERICA.COM|BY MARTA PAGÁN-ORTIZ

Researchers found that Transcendental Meditation could significantly decrease anxiety and depression, among others symptoms.

A new study published in The Permanente Journal presents findings of a four-month long randomized trial, which investigated the effects of a Transcendental Meditation (TM) stress-reduction program on trauma symptoms and associated factors within a male inmate population. This is the first published study evaluating TM in prison inmates, and the researchers found the program significantly reduced trauma symptoms: anxiety, depression, dissociation, and sleep disturbance, as well as perceived stress.

“To our knowledge, this is the largest randomized controlled trial to date of the effects of the TM program on trauma symptoms…” the researchers wrote.