Treating the effects of Trauma in It’s Infancy: Maltreated Children and EMDR.

Neural processing of emotions in traumatized children treated with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy: a hdEEG study Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been proven efficacious in restoring affective regulation in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. However, its effectiveness on emotion processing in children with […]

How the Brain “reacts” to EMDR?

Neurobiological Correlates of EMDR Monitoring – An EEG Study The following fascinating study (1)  imaged for the first time the specific brain area activations associated with the therapeutic actions typical of EMDR protocol. The findings suggest that traumatic events are processed at cognitive level following successful EMDR therapy, thus supporting […]

How EMDR Works? Part 2

Part 2 This study aimed to investigate the psychophysiological correlates and the effectiveness of different dual-attention tasks used during eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) (1) “Abstract – Sixty-two non-clinical participants with negative autobiographical memories received a single session of EMDR without eye movements, or EMDR that included eye […]

How does EMDR Work?

  Part 1 This study aimed to investigate the psychophysiological correlates and the effectiveness of different dual-attention tasks used during eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) (1) “Abstract – Sixty-two non-clinical participants with negative autobiographical memories received a single session of EMDR without eye movements, or EMDR that […]

Evidence for proposed ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD: a latent profile analysis

ABSTRACT Background: The WHO International Classification of Diseases, 11th version (ICD-11), has proposed two related diagnoses, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD within the spectrum of trauma and stress-related disorders. Objective: To use latent profile analysis (LPA) to determine whether there are classes of individuals that are […]

What is Complex PTSD?

Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a not a diagnosis in the DSM-5 psychiatric manual, released in 2013, but is proposed to be included in the ICD-11 diagnostic manual, due for release in 2017. Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as “complex trauma”, is the result of multiple traumatic […]

ReProcessing Your Past

    In the next few weeks we will be looking at EMDR in the treatment of Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) and then in relation to C-PTSD and addictive behaviours. It has been demonstrated that many addicted individuals also have the co-morbid condition of C-PTSD (although it may be […]

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