Voice of America Interviews African PTSD Relief, May 7 2015

6364732On May 7, Voice of America health reporter Linord Moudou from Ivory Coast gave a 6-minute review of post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. She explained the causes of this disorder, the symptoms of the problem and then showed clips of Congolese refugees explaining the horrible atrocities they had experienced that produced this condition. Dr. Rosenthal, psychiatrist and discovered of SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder and published researcher on PTSD, explained the condition. Then David Shapiro, President of PTSD Relief Now and its African PTSD Relief projects, reviewed the research on a powerful approach to rapidly and sustainably and cost-effectively reduce this debilitating mental problem. He explained that 100 million Africans likely have PTSD, that there is a great lack of mental health professionals in Africa to provide support, but that Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn, free of side effects and published studies in the top rated Journal of Traumatic Stress show that within 30 days of beginning Transcendental Meditation (TM), 90% of Congolese refugees became non-symptomatic.

To see more: watch the health report: Africa Health Report

For more information on research, testimonials, and projects across Africa, please go to:  PTSD Relief Now

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