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The cost of the emdr treatment varies. There are some therapists who use a sliding scale and some charge approximately $100/hr. One of the best things someone can do is check out the emdr institute website to help them find a local therapist. http://www.emdr.com/index.htm.
Coverage will depend on your policy. Give them a call to find out. ...Read more
Yes, very well: It most certainly does. It helps the person quickly identify and move through those things that are causing the anxiety on an ongoing basis. And, it doesn't take years, or even months, of therapy. In fact, this is a treatment that has received a lot of attention, and has a large amount of research behind it. Best to find someone who has been trained and certified in emdr. Avoid the knock-offs. ...Read more
Should it?: Emdr was designed to help people with ptsd (veterans were the test samples) move past traumatic experiences and panic/locked in behaviors and symptoms related to those traumas. The data doesn't really support its use for recovering memories or enhancing the details of forgotten memories. Hypnotherapy has more applications there. But the treatment is not without risk. Seek a certified therapist. ...Read more
Yes EMDR can help : with anxiety as well as traumatic events. It can help in a shorter span of time than conventional talk therapy. The procedures are structured and well explained before you begin. It is highly successful with PTSD and covered by the VA for war veterans since it is the treatment of choice for PTSD. It can be very powerful and life changing. ...Read more
Have therapist appt tomorrow and we are going to do emdr for a traumatic memory i have. Does it work in one session or does it take several?
Yes (=could be both): It depends on the extent of your trauma, the kind and number of triggers, how long ago it happened, and how well you "do" on your first session (in terms of following the concept and instructions). Don't go in expecting to be cured, just helped, and then you can hopefully be happier when done than when went in. Good luck! ...Read more
911: Go to an er or call 911 if you feel suicidal, immediately. ...Read more
PTSD: Is a complicated and very painful illness. Emdr has been shown to reduce some of the symptoms of ptsd, but there is no research to suggest that this method alone will resolve the problem. Working with a therapist who incorporates multiple modalities and a psychiatrist who can help you function at your best at each stage of recovery is probably the best method. ...Read more
I have done emdr treatment and counseling for ptsd/dissociative symptoms and nothing has worked. What do I do now?
PTSD: I don't know how long you've been working in therapy, or what you mean by "nothing has worked." if you don't feel the treatment to be helping, discussing it with your therapist is the best thing to do. Most want to know when patients don't feel they're benefiting. You can also get a 2nd opinion from another psychologist or an academic medical center. Btw, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can worsen anxiety in some. ...Read more
Can EMDR therapy cause vertigo and dizziness? I have had nonstop vertigo during my treatment past few months. Worse at night after dreaming.
My therapist said something about trying emdr therapy. How does this help with hypochondria/health anxiety?
It can help: To desensitize you regarding the specific issues that are addressed. ...Read more
Is emdr therapy any good for social anxiety with associated generalized anxiety and agoraphobia? Where in south Africa can I get such treatment?
Perhaps: If your anxieties can be focused on, or are related to traumatic experiences which can be targeted, then emdr may be helpful to you. Consult with a therapist trained in emdr to find out. Some resources: http://tinyurl.Com/lrtjscc cognitive behavioral therapy would be better for social phobia, gad, and agoraphobia without trauma components, though. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with panic disorder and dissociative disorder. My Doc advice me EMDR Therapy. Is it effective or wastage of money? Advice please
EMDR: People have reported success with EMDR for different symptoms, however, this may not be effective for you. You may also have some success with neurofeedback as a treatment option. ...Read more