For patients with psychotic disorders and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD, prolonged exposure PE therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing EMDR therapy are safe and effective, according to a new study.
(Medical Xpress)—A combined research project by two universities has shown that an innovative treatment that involves rapid eye movements is reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress in trauma patients.
Incest survivor Carol Hall has undergone plenty of psychotherapy for problems stemming from being sexually abused as a child. She says nothing has worked as well for her as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, and she is only in the early stages of treatment.
TAMPA — Sent to fight in Afghanistan, Brian Anderson killed a man for the first time in 2009. He helped load two slain buddies into body bags. Ran low on rounds as Taliban fighters attacked. Heard a dying local man scream for Allah.