A Therapy for Veterans and Others With PTSD

It's called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing or EMDR

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Airdate: October 17, 2011 A recent Pew Center study of U.S military in the post 9-11 era found 37 percent of veterans suffer from post traumatic stress. For those diagnosed with PTSD and who are getting care at a VA facility, one of the treatments used is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing or EMDR. It's therapy to resolve trauma related disorders.

To find out more WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil spoke with Donald deGraffenreid, an EMDR practitioner and licensed clinical social worker in New Haven.
 
A documentary about EDMR is forthcoming by filmmaker Michael Burns, more information at edmrmovie.com
 
And more information about EMDR in Connecticut can be found at traumatreat.com

  

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Understanding PTSD and Addiction

Wow this is incredible! Is EMDR only available through VA? I treat several Gulf vets with PTSD and addiction problems. I would like to know what facilities are available for them. Please read more about what I'm up against here: http://www.recoveryconnection.org/addiction-post-traumatic-stress-disord...

Film on EMDR

The documentary film mentioned in this story is now finished and available. See emdrmovie.com for more details, background, and other information.