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Introduction: The dual task processing in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has proven effective for the treatment of deployment related posttraumatic stress disorder. The procedure is typically performed in sedentary condition…

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have entirely altered the standard military response. Service members are being deployed more frequently and for increasing amounts of time. As a result, they are at a higher risk for mental health issues due to…

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of relaxation training without tension along with Biofeedback and EMDR on war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Methods: In this research 20 war veterans with PTSD were…

The purpose of the study was to investigate which mental health screening measures would be the best predictors of posttraumatic growth for B=Veterans (N=32) admitted to a PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program who received EMDR individual…

The military veteran population has received national attention for the struggles some of its members have had with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently, PTSD is treated within the VA using a number of pharmacologic and/or…

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…

EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral,…

The diagnosis of PTSD is becoming more prevalent with 2.4 million American soldiers having served in the Iraq and Afghanistan war more than 100,000 were treated for PTSD (NPR). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can…

Justification for the DVA/DoD's designation of EMDR as a highly recommended treatment, included a randomized controlled trial of EMDR in 1998 with Vietnam combat veterans demonstrating that 77 percent of veterans no longer had PTSD diagnosis after 12…

Is EMDR suitable for the treatment of PTSD? Do trauma focused therapies retraumatize many people? Where is the evidence to show how effective EMDR is?

The purpose of this project was to create a program, identify funding sources, and write a grant proposal to fund a mental health and family services program for female veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Veterans Village…

This workshop is designed to assist participants in gaining a better understanding of what it is like to go off to war and return home, the growing need for timely, effective treatment in our communities, the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization…

EMDR therapy, recognized by the Defense Department as an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, includes image exposure, desensitization, cognitive processing, assessment, psychoeducation and coping strategies, according to the Naval Center for Combat…

A lot of VAs do offer EMDR these days, and it works for many people. Processing the trauma may only be the beginning of recovery, however, if you grew up in a home where there was a war between men and women. EFT offers the chance to make your home a…

It's part of the Minnesota Resilience Project for Veterans, which has trained therapists across the state in EMDR therapy.

PTSD was only formally recognized as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. Modern day treatments still focus on accessing and reprocessing traumatic memories. In 1981, Bay Area doctor Francine Shapiro developed a new…

“It was [about] learning how to get resolution with all those events, to move past them — not forget about them or make them any less impactful in my mind or in my life — but learning how, in a healthy way, I can deal with that loss and pain,” Stowe…

To explore the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat Iranian Veterans who have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq war, a pilot study was designed with pre-test, post-test and control…

At the time of this writing in mid-2012, there has been notable progress in terms of increased opportunities for DoD clinicians to obtain EMDR training and ensuring military beneficiary access to EMDR therapy, however the Military Health System has…

To explore the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat Iranian Veterans who have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq war, a pilot study was designed with pre-test, post-test and control…

In this review I explored the most effective treatment options available for military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specifically, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy was examined. Psychotherapy encompassed cognitive behavioral therapy,…

When Politics Trumps Science in Military Mental Health Care In January 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigated the DVA's indefensible decision to limit veterans' access to two of its homegrown PTSD treatments --Prolonged…

Every week, Ben travels down to The Gestalt Centre in London, where he is undergoing EMDR - eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. Mrs Parkinson said: 'He’s made unbelievable progress, he’s only been going for a month but he’s got…

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As a psychologist for the last 20 years, the first combat veterans I treated were those of the Vietnam War. When I walked into my local Veterans Outreach Center, I was startled to see how much suffering still existed. Although the war had ended…

We've all heard the phrase "life is suffering." Unfortunately, some people misinterpret this to mean there is nothing they can do about their unhappiness. Everyday fears can range from minor anxieties to an intense fear of things that can often be…

What are effective treatments for chronic pain? Due to the multi-dimensional aspects of pain, a number of treatment approaches have been used. They take into account the cognitive, affective, behavioral, social, and physical aspects of pain.…

Incorporating an evidence-based model of psychotherapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps resolves the reactivity. It assists both parties in reclaiming their lives. Recently, after completing treatment, a veteran said…

Many veterans never dreamed of needing help coping with life following combat deployments. While the impact of surviving in a combat zone has left many veterans seeking help in overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there have been…

Media and official reports on prevalence rates of military war stress injury have focused almost exclusively on escalating rates of well-known war stress injuries such as PTSD, depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse, and traumatic brain…

When I first began to develop EMDR therapy back in 1987, I experimented with everyone who was willing to volunteer. I'd ask: Do you have anything bothering you? Not surprisingly, everyone had something. Whether it was a problem at work or a fight at…

If we look carefully, we can see that many of these fathers displayed signs of what we know now is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It didn't help that PTSD wasn't even listed as a diagnosis until 1980. But the fact that war experiences were…

It's important to remember that there are different types of treatments being used for veterans. There are three evidence-based models of psychotherapy that have been deemed efficacious as a category "A" (top rating) in the treatment of adult trauma.…

Since 2004, EMDR has been recognized by the DVA and DoD as a top evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorders according to their own clinical practice guidelines. With high rates of mental health stigma in the military, EMDR has the…

The aim of his study was to examine the effectiveness of treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this Rresearch 14 war veterans with PTSD were selected availability…

The Sri Lankan society is hugely affected by combat related stress as a result of the 30 year armed conflict. Combatants as well as a large number of civilians including members of the LTTE have undergone a tremendous amount of war related stress for…

The EMDR technique is intriguing. Turino explained that once a counselor and client have developed a comfortable rapport, the client focuses on a disturbing aspect of the traumatic incident. The counselor and client talk briefly about the negative…

While it’s invisible to the naked eye, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become the signature wound of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and has already had a negative impact on hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and their…

Posttraumatic stress dlsorder (PTSD) is the most serious and prevalent of the mental disorders among returning United States combat veterans. As veterans who have sewed in Iraq and Afghanistan join the ranks of combat veterans from prior conflicts…

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…

Clinical social workers need to be aware of the growing problem of untreated and under treated trauma in society. This is an especially important issue affecting our veteran population. However, most veterans do not ask for help with posttraumatic…

A book from my childhood about Medal of Honor winners has a chapter about him: "Too Young to Fight." The Texas boy lied about his age at 17, his face and physique betraying him to the Marines who turned him away. Enlisting in the Army at the stroke…

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 research aims to determine efficacy of two therapeutic methods and compare them: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for reduction of anxiety and depression for Iranian combatant afflicted…

Since 2001, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused considerable strain on military medicine to effectively manage the growing mental health demand from deployed personnel. This article examines the ability of the U.S. Department of Defense to…

Il s'agit d'une étude de cas concernant une personne ayant vécu un épisode dissociatif sévère suite à une séance EMDR. Un seul article bref a, à ce jour, documenté les réactions adverses susceptibles d'être induites par EMDR... Sans parti pris, il…

This article reviews and analyzes two national studies of the efficacy of treatment for war veterans suffering from post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Acareful analysis of the studies conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)…

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…
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