CNN: Are Medications An Effective PTSD Treatment?


“CNN’s Carol Costello explores Operation Tohidu, an experimental rehabilitation program to help veterans with PTSD.” Operation Tohidu founder, Dr. Mary Vieten claims PTSD is not a mental illness and “there is no reason to medicate someone who has been traumatized by their war experience.”  When asked what percentage of soldiers returning with PTSD do not need drugs, she responds, “100%.”

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Are medications an effective PTSD treatment? – CNN Video

CNN’s Carol Costello explores Operation Tohidu, an experimental rehabilitation program to help veterans with PTSD.



  1. Hmm…good video (though part of me always cringes when watching that style of journalistic “phony” questioning)…

    The thing I don’t like about it is, comments made like, “I’m not crazy” as if to imply that it’s so unfair for veterans with PTSD diagnoses to be lumped in with the “genuinely crazy people” with the “genuine mental illnesses” – they’ve missed the wood for the trees – that vast majority of the so-called “genuinely crazy people” are likely also traumatised themselves…!!!

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  2. On Transcendental Meditation and PTSD:

    The Transcendental Meditation program has been endorsed by the Veterans Administration for over 20 years for soldiers with PTSD.

    Kindly watch and share with all –

    “PTSD and Transcendental Meditation – David George, Infantryman” (2:34; / excellent )


    “Transcendental Meditation Improves Performance at Military University” (5:12; )


    Bill @

    P.S. Please visit for more information.

    Note: Results are available for long-standing PTSD symptoms, as well, including for Vietnam Veterans.

    Also, see the dramatic effects for Domestic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for women and children, and for PTSD for “First Responders”, at (5:24).

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