Alternate PTSD Therapy for Vets Ruffles VA Feathers, but Shows Results | Military.com


EMDR is designed to help the brain unlock traumatic memories and reprocess them into more positive thoughts. During a session, the client may be asked to focus on a memory while stimulation is used such as eye movements, tapping or sounds. After each association is processed, the “bilateral” stimulation continues until the original issue is no longer disturbing.

EMDR is offered sparingly across the VA system, but access depends on resources available at a local facility, said Paula Schnurr, executive director of the VA’s National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vt.

“There’s a good body of evidence that EMDR is effective,” Schnurr said.

Source: Alternate PTSD Therapy for Vets Ruffles VA Feathers, but Shows Results | Military.com

Advertisements

Make History: Leave A Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s