EMDR is effective in the treatment of chronic depression

Depression is the condition considered to bear the most significant responsibility for health reduction worldwide, due to its prevalence and its chronic and recurrent nature (WHO, 2017). Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide and continued research into possible treatments is a high global health priority. Several previous studies

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How Does PTSD Occur and Why?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, takes place when an event that the sufferer experiences is so upsetting that it disturbs the brain’s information processing system. A key function of this system is to transform extremely difficult experiences into mental adaptation. In other words, something which has disturbed the

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Could You Benefit from EMDR?

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy has stood up to scrutiny by a number of organisations as an effective form of therapy in the treatment of Post-Trauma Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and other traumas. Organisations which have backed EMDR include the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the

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A Truly Effective Treatment For Psychological Trauma

If you are a practicing therapist then you will know better than most how difficult and convoluted it can be to treat clients suffering with emotional or psychological trauma. Whilst issues of this kind are not limited to any one ‘type’ of person, the symptoms which characterise them are fairly

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How Learning About EMDR Treatment Can Help You To Help Others

Being a professional mental health therapist, you will appreciate more than anyone just how debilitating and life-changing psychological trauma can be. Indeed, patients suffering with conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be so adversely affected that their lives can effectively fall to pieces; therefore it is only natural

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EMDR for PTSD

When 28-year-old Sara Halter was hospitalised for four months she had no idea what lay ahead of her. But countless surgeries and traumatic procedures later as the high-dependency unit became her home, she started having terrifying dreams and intrusive thoughts. Post-traumatic stress disorder, more widely known as PTSD, is more

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Can children be traumatised by watching their mother give birth?

Jamie Oliver hit the headlines a few months ago: Not because his wife, Jools, had given birth to their fifth child, nor because it was his second boy. It wasn’t even because he’d created some new exciting recipe. No, Jamie Oliver hit the headlines because his two eldest daughters were

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