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EMDR for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia

    A recent study published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research http://Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 10 (4). doi: 10.1891/1933-3196.10.4.275  indicates how well EMDR works for those with Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. These results indicate that effective, lengthy preparation of the client, tackling recent events and current triggers before moving on

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The latest research shows that PTSD and alcohol are a bad combination.

Some new research from the journal, Translational Psychiatry, indicates that people coping with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will often turn to alcohol as a way to help, but that alcohol may actually make the symptoms worse. In a study done with mice, researchers concluded that those given alcohol displayed fear behavior

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The consequences of combat exposure, assaults and injury

    A recent study indicates that injuries, assaults and combat exposure can have a long-lasting negative impact for women serving in the military. Results of the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded study, indicate that women with histories of serving in Iraq or Afghanistan had a 20 times higher risk of developing PTSD

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EMDR, traumatic imagery and police

Police are now recommending EMDR to fellow officers who are struggling with PTSD or associated symptoms https://goo.gl/SnT4s3. Many first responders have found that EMDR helps them deal with the aftermath of tragedy in a much more effective way than other methods they may have tried previously.

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What can EMDR treat besides PTSD?

  In a recent article on this subject, http://ThePsychologist.BPK.ORG.UK, Psychologist Robin Logie asserts that EMDR can be reasonably utilized in the treatment of many other psychological disorders beyond PTSD. Logie says EMDR has enough backing from sound scientific research to now be considered a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment approach, on par with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The

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