The diving doctor’s diary: Treatment of psychological injury after a scuba-diving fatality

Description

After the death of a student during an ocean scuba training dive, the student's diving instructor was suffering from Acute Stress Disorder, a post-traumatic stress reaction. The treatment of the instructor's distress using a combination of two recognized trauma therapies: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is described. Improvement was noted after four treatment sessions. The instructor reported further improvement at a two-month follow-up and the positive effects were maintained nineteen months later.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Gary Ladd

Original Work Citation

Ladd, G. (2007). The diving doctor’s diary: Treatment of psychological injury after a scuba-diving fatality. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, 37(1), 36-39

Collection

Citation

“The diving doctor’s diary: Treatment of psychological injury after a scuba-diving fatality,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 19, 2018, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17710.

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