Look again at trauma
I was disappointed that in discussing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Laura Spinney dismissed eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) as if it was just slightly better than snake oil (3 February, p 40). There is an impressive body of robust research showing that this modern therapy for trauma is, in fact, effective. It is endorsed as such by many prestigious institutions worldwide, including the American Psychiatric Association in its practice guidelines for the treatment of PTSD, which gives EMDR the same status as cognitive behavioural therapy as an effective treatment for the symptoms of both acute and chronic PTSD.
Original Work Citation
Blinka, D. (2007, March 3). Look again at trauma. New Scientist, 193(2593), 20
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