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The sudden influx of traumatized refugees and migrants into Europe presents acute challenges to the whole field of public and private trauma therapy. But the challenge is greater than Europe alone. There is a huge and increasing global burden of…

The purpose of this article is to determine the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Iraqi children and the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment in traumatized Iraqi children. The…

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced 2.5 million combat veterans, with rates of PTSD and co-morbid health concerns comparable to previous war generations. Enormous resources have been directed at reducing stigma, expanding services, and…

In early November, a team of international experts traveled to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, to begin training over 30 psychotherapy staff members from the Jiyan Foundation and other nonprofits in a relatively new trauma therapy called "eye movement…

“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…

More than 1.6 million American service members have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). As of December 2008, more than 4,000 troops have been killed and over 30,000 have returned…
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