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10 December 2010

'Dirty Harry' helps war vets meditate

Clint Eastwood and David Lynch are helping to teach 10,000 war veterans and their families a simple meditation practice to help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Clint Eastwood and David Lynch along with a panel of researchers, veterans and active duty soldiers will launch "Operation Warrior Wellness"—a national initiative to teach 10,000 veterans and their families a simple meditation practice for preventing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

An estimated 30% to 35% of the 1.64 million US troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since October 2001 suffer for PTSD. Almost half of all veterans with PTSD have never sought help of any kind, and of those who do, half receive inadequate treatment. Care for all these veterans could cost society between $4 billion and $6.2 billion biannually.

 
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