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Pills and therapy can't heal the blues, says David Servan- Schreiber. But the leading French psychiatrist thinks he knows what can.

It was only two months later, after she underwent a controversial psychotherapy technique called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), that she was able to remember details of the sexual assault.

He told The Yorkshire Post that he has undergone eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy after he claims he was tortured and abused while in police custody in Dubai. [Excerpt]

Where do you get the blues? Most people would say in the head. That's where we look for mental problems. Depression, anxiety, distress are all the result of brain chemistry going wrong - not enough serotonin, for example. And that's why we treat them…

The service also uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) on victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a psychotherapy method which features the child focussing on a disturbing memory image while moving the eyes from side to…

"After ten hours of EMDR, I had made the breakthrough I needed and I left the surgery in a state of euphoria. I haven't had a panic attack or nightmare since and now realise that they were the physical memory of the rapist crushing and suffocating…

At 38, Emma was walking Which? -guide to therapies: behaviourist, cognitive, hypnosis, family and psychiatry. For 18 years she had tried the lot in an increasingly despairing attempt 'to conquer her agoraphobia. So it was with considerable scepticism…

John Spector, currently the only clinical psychologist fully-trained in EMDR, has found the technique invaluable with patients, including those traumatised by assaults, road accidents or having seen, a close friend in the military die.

Dr. William Davies, director of APT, the Association for Psychological Therapies in Leicester, says it is significant that the girls are in the midst of taking exams. "They are moving their eyes from right to left in the same way as EMDR, which gives…

Dr. McGowan said that she used a part of a technique used in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help the rating recall some of her lost memories.

It sounds like a quack remedy -just moving the eyes from side to side to treat emotional suffering. But it works, says Julia Stuart, for anything from childhood abuse to post-traumatic stress disorder,

Child sex abuse is probably the most taboo subject in Britain despite the increased reporting and publicity given to it. And those who are involved with treating child sex offenders are inevitably faced with a difficult task, but there are rewards,…
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