Record numbers of American soldiers are being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since the start of the Iraq war—a debilitating syndrome which these men and women carry with them from the battlefield into civilian life.

But fortunately—and often with the prescription of their physicians—a growing number of these veterans are learning the Transcendental Meditation technique and finding an immediate and long-lasting healing relief from this terrible disorder.

The problem of PTSD among veterans has reached epidemic proportions—with an estimated half million soldiers and veterans suffering form of the syndrome, according to a recent report by the international news agency, Agence France Presse (AFP). Even more shocking, a greater of veterans and soldiers have died by suicide then in combat since the start of the Iraq war.