PTSD treatment: The eyes may have it: Psychotherapists at the North Chicago VA Medical Center are finding success with an unusual treatment for severe psychological trauma

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, like any other psychological trauma, is difficult to diagnose, and often, even more difficult to treat. Unlike setting a fractured bone or removing a ruptured appendix, there's just no physical way to cure this ailment. However, a team of psychotherapists at the North Chicago VA Medical Center's PTSD Treatment Clinic is finding that a somewhat physical procedure may indeed offer some success. In this article, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is explored as a possible treatment for severe psychological trauma.

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Magazine

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English

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Ryan Steinbach

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“PTSD treatment: The eyes may have it: Psychotherapists at the North Chicago VA Medical Center are finding success with an unusual treatment for severe psychological trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 5, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18673.

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