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CME: Prevention and Treatment of Stress-Related Disorders Through the Transcendental Meditation Technique

Activity Description / Statement of Need:

Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, accidents, and suicide.

Almost 90 percent of all visits to primary healthcare providers are due to stress-related problems.

It is estimated that 1 million Americans miss work due to stress-related complaints.

Transcendenal Mediitation (TM) has been shown to prevent and treat stress related disorders.


The physiological effects of stress

How Transcendental Meditation (TM) affects the brain

How Transcendental Meditation (TM) affects patients with anxiety, hypertension, heart disease, substance abuse, PTSD, and other stress-related disorders.

Target Audience:

This program has been designed for a multidisciplinary physician, PA, NP and nurse audience.

No commercial support has been received for this program.

Release Date: February 08, 2016 -- Expiration Date: February 08, 2018

Faculty: Stuart Rothenberg, MD


Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the impact of stress on physical and mental health.
  • Describe and discuss physiological and biochemical changes occurring during the Transcendental Meditation technique that indicate deep relaxation.
  • Explain the neurophysiological (EEG) findings during the TM technique and how those findings correlate with mental functions that are adaptive to stress.
  • Describe and discuss published research on the effects of TM practice on anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Describe and discuss published research findings on reduction of high blood pressure and improvement in cardiovascular outcomes through TM practice.



Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI

As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved through  content review ScientiaCME.

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, MD discloses that he is medical director of the TM Health Professionals Association.

Disclosures of Educational Planner: Charles Turck, PharmD is an officer and part owner of ScientiaCME, LLC.

Commercial Support Disclosure: No Commercial Support


  • Read the learning objectives above
  • Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.
  • View the online activity. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.
  • Minimum participation threshold: Take the post-test. A score of 0% or higher is required to pass and proceed to the activity evaluation.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

System Requirements

Windows 7 or above
Internet Explorer 8
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome or Firefox
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

*Required to view Printable PDF Version

Perform Pre-Test (optional)

Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.

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