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UW-Madison researchers looking for participants in PTSD study


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - UW-Madison researchers are asking Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to take part in a study that could help soldiers adjust to the homefront.

Veterans are known to get post-traumatic stress disorder after they come home, but UW scientists say that not all veterans respond to conventional treatments.

The study seeks to come up with new strategies for treating the post-traumatic disorder – and one of the possible options is meditation, along with breathing exercises, gentle stretching, and group discussions of what troops went through.

The UW says it’s looking for effective programs that veterans can try on their own which are economical and free of side effects.

UW-Madison says it’s willing to pay participants up to $380 plus travel reimbursements for their time. If you’re interested, here’s a phone number to call – 1-608-263-0803.