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Doctor insights on: Emdr

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What is emdr?

What is emdr?

A form of therapy: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is form of psychotherapy that been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. You can find more information here:
http://www.emdria.org/?2
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What should I expect from emdr?

What should I expect from emdr?

PTSD: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (emdr) is a treatment for ptsd in which the eyes move in different directions while working through past traumas. ...Read more

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How much does emdr usually cost, and is it usually covered by insurance?

How much does emdr usually cost, and is it usually covered by insurance?

Cost Varies: 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

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Does emdr help with anxiety ?

Does emdr help with anxiety ?

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

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Could emdr be used to recover repressed or forgotten memories?

Could emdr be used to recover repressed or forgotten memories?

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

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My therapist wants to try emdr. Does it really work and how is this done?

It is done: By having the person move their eyes in a coordinated manner while thinking about traumatic events. Eye movement desensitization reprocessing is particularly helpful for trauma (post traumatic stress disorder) & anxiety. It is often beneficial. ...Read more

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What do you know about emdr? My psychologist would like me to try it.

What do you know about emdr? My psychologist would like me to try it.

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

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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

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How can I best deal with my ptsd? Is psychiatry the best method, emdr or other modality?

How can I best deal with my ptsd? Is psychiatry the best method, emdr or other modality?

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

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I have done emdr treatment and counseling for ptsd/dissociative symptoms and nothing has worked. What do I do now?

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

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Can EMDR therapy cause vertigo and dizziness? I have had nonstop vertigo during my treatment past few months. Worse at night after dreaming.

Can EMDR therapy cause vertigo and dizziness? I have had nonstop vertigo during my treatment past few months. Worse at night after dreaming.

Unusual: In my experience EMDR is great to treat PTSD, and have never encountered an adverse effect of vertigo and dizziness. This suggests some additional problem, likely within the inner ear. Temporarily, see otolaryngologist, and get answers, and put EMDR on hold. ...Read more

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Is emdr therapy any good for social anxiety with associated generalized anxiety and agoraphobia? Where in south Africa can I get such treatment?

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

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I am diagnosed with panic disorder and dissociative disorder. My Doc advice me EMDR Therapy. Is it effective or wastage of money? Advice please

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

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