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In 2006 and 2007, around 0.4 and 0.7% of all German soldiers involved in missions abroad were registered as suffering from PTSD. The frequency of PTSD in the German Armed Forces was assessed from army records. All soldiers admitted to the German…

Purpose: This poster will present results from a review of the NICE guidelines (2005) for PTSD. It will also consider the literature around psychotherapies for post-traumatic difficulties with military veterans. Background: The guideline recommends…

Research psychologists often complain that practitioners disregard research evidence whilst practitioners sometimes accuse researchers of failing to produce evidence with sufficient ecological validity. The tension that thus arises is highlighted,…

This session will use the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model to cover the eight phases of the EMDR protocol with special application to combat veterans. One presenter will focus on contemporary war veterans (Desert Storm, OIF/OEF/OND) while…

Introduction. Although the symptom presentation of PTSD in the general and military population is very similar, combat-related PTSD is typically thought to be more severe due to the repeated and prolonged exposure of traumatic events. One of the…

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Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel: An EMDR Practitioner’s Guide offers a comprehensive treatment manual for mental health professionals treating traumatic stress injuries in both male and female veterans. It is the first book…

“At my first session I just thought it was bonkers,” she says. “I couldn’t believe it would ever help me.” The therapy, called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), is designed primarily to treat PTSD, a disorder triggered by the…

Two shocking stories this week highlighted the struggle many of our brave Forces' personnel face after they leave the battlefield - but revolutionary help is at hand.

Arming Commanders to Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by COL Robert D. Haycock, US Army, 53 pages. Just as war is not a new phenomenon, neither are the issues associated with the mental and emotional scars combat brings to those who fight a…

1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clinical Psychopharmacology and European Psychiatric Association Conference on Treatment Guidance Background Efficiency of the EMDR procedure is based on a presumption of neuropsychological changes in…

In the Sri Lankan conflict, the impact of war and extreme stress on civilian population has been highlighted over the years. However, war traumas experienced by the combatants were not adequately shown. Over the past few decades, some extreme reports…

A well-known treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is showing promise in helping soldiers deal with the horrors of combat.

There has long been consistent agreement that guilt has both cognitive and affective dimensions. Cognitive components of guilt can be seen in the errors of logic and resulting faulty conclusions that trauma victims often make about their roles in…

This one-day workshop is designed to provide EMDR clinicians essential information for providing psychotherapy to veterans, active military personnel with combat trauma, and military families. The morning session provides essential information for…

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In view of potential, but largely undocumented benefits of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as an intervention for PTSD in combat veterans, in our laboratory a study of EMDR treatment included (1) randomized patient assignment,…

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After the status of PTSD was established, subjects were randomly assigned to one of three conditions; EMDR, exposure control (EC), and group (GT). Subjects in EMDR condition received at least five but no more than eight sessions of EMDR. EC condition…

The mental health impact of war is often underestimated by military, government, and media officials who focus primarily on well-known conditions like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while ignoring the complex toll of modern…

An original Professional Psychology manuscript outlining the basic tenets of EMDR and their application to the treatment of post-traumatic stress in combat veterans.

From the first days of its development, EMDR was applied to those suffering from the trauma of war. As EMDR pioneers worked with this population, the unique features of resolving combat-related PTSD rapidly became clear. These features included not…

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Rapidly increasing numbers of Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard combat veterans and their families are receiving mental health treatment provided by civilian therapists. Therapists who have not served in the military can develop military…

Studied the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Human Ss: 35 male American adults (aged 41-70 yrs) (PTSD) (34 Vietnam War veterans and 1 Korean War…

The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the recently developed Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) procedure on traumatic memory symptomatology. 22 subjects suffering from symptoms related to traumatic memories were used in the…

4 Vietnam veterans diagnosed with PTSD were treated with 12 sessions of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), targeting their combat memories. An extensive multimodal assessment battery showed very substantial clinical improvement for…

Know the Why and How to Choose Your What: Some Essentials of EMDR Model and Methodology: Part 2 of 2

The EMDR trauma protocol was based, in part, on Shapiro's early work with combat veterans. In a time of ongoing military conflicts, private practitioners may be encountering the challenges of working with returning veterans for the first time. Using…

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are producing more than just physical casualties. A study released last year shows that up to 17% of combat troops return with emotional problems, including PTSD. "In an honest: assessment of threats to this new…

In discussing the use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with veterans with military-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an overview of the disorder will be provided. Additionally, salient aspects of PTSD will be…

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of eye movement desensitization (EMD) in reducing negative affect associated with traumatic memory in PTSD patients. In addition to evaluating the general efficacy of the EMD…

Seven therapists, two females and one male, were used for the study. Each therapist was randomly assigned to administer both exposure therapy and EMDR, but one had not yet completed an exposure therapy condition subject. All had been extensively…

The image is familiar: A combat veteran so bothered by the memories of war that he cannot live a normal life seeks therapy to erase his demons. What you won't recognize is the treatment he's now likely to receive. A new form of therapy, eye movement…
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