Lights signal end of Iraq trauma
“At my first session I just thought it was bonkers,” she says. “I couldn’t believe it would ever help me.” The therapy, called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), is designed primarily to treat PTSD, a disorder triggered by the experience of a shocking or violent event. Although EMDR remains controversial, its reputation is gaining ground. With recent figures showing that almost one in 50 servicemen and women were diagnosed with mental health problems last year, the Ministry of Defence signed a three-year contract in June to provide EMDR for personnel with psychological trauma. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Goldwin, C. (2012, February 20). Lights signal end of Iraq trauma. The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9088976/Lights-signal-end-of-Iraq-trauma.html on 2/24/2012
“Lights signal end of Iraq trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21286.