Tag: PTSD

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 […]

Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Stress

PART 2 PTSD and Substance use Disorders One of the overarching issues is the question of why substance use and other mental disorders so often co-occur. Are there genetic mediators and/or neurobiological connections between these disorders that drive the comorbidity? Do different psychiatric disorders have differing relationships with […]

Shame is a Soul Eating Emotion

Part 2   Shame is closely related to humiliation. Stoller (1987) states…” “Humiliation is deeper, more hidden in muscle, bone and mind; often more dangerous to others (as in paranoidness), more likely to provoke retaliation…” In the experience of shame, the individual loses his or her cherished sense […]

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process

Case Study of a Cross-Addicted Female’s Treatment and Recovery Part 1   There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treatment process; however, follow-up research in this area has been limited. […]

Treating Trauma

EMDR interview Francine Shapiro Fascinating and insightful interview with Francine Shapiro originator of EMDR which is used in treating a wide range of disorders such as PTSD. It is often seen as a trauma treatment only but this is partly because Shapiro first developed her ideas by working with […]

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