EMDR therapy for PTSD: Anyone heard of this?

I discovered this while I was surfing the web for PTSD info:

http://www.emdr-therapy.com/emdr-faq.html

Have any of you tried it? Is it legit?

dulcinea441's picture

Thanks guys. I think I will try it. At worst, I suppose it wouldn't hurt, even if it does nothing.
FarmGirl's picture

offers this & I will probably try it at this point I'd stand on my head while eating cheezits and yodel the Brazilian national anthem if I thought it would help ;)))
Parizade's picture

LOL! You two are hilarious. I'm glad to be past that phase, but I remember it well.
dulcinea441's picture

LOL. I'd consult a Zoroastrian soothsayer if thought it would help!
FarmGirl's picture

we'll do anything to stop this merry go round of insanity I'm at it. I hope.
Parizade's picture

When EMDR first came out it was rightly regarded with skepticism and considered an "alternative therapy." Now that it has been proven effective in a sufficient number of double blind trials, however, it is no longer considered alternative. The APA and the Veterans Administration both include it in their therapy guidelines for PTSD, as do numerous international health organizations who treat victims of war and torture. That doesn't guarantee it will work for everyone, but right now it is considered the most effective first course of treatment for PTSD. I'm sorry it didn't work for you pilker, and I hope you were able to find something that did. I would caution you against Quackwatch though, Stephen Bennett is the worst kind of narcissist (see http://www.americanchiropractic.net/chiropractic/Quack%20Buster%20busted%20-%20Dr%20S%20Barrett.pdf for details). If you want to look up a procedure to see if it is legitimate, I recommend the Mayo Clinic website, or WebMD.
58 and going strong's picture

Rapid Resolution Therapy did a miracle for me.
tresor2's picture

Rapid Resolution Therapy? Is it the same as Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy? Glad it worked so well for you.
pilker's picture

I tried it, maybe 5-6 sessions, and it did absolutely nothing. Some could get a placebo effect, though, I suppose. Later I came across this: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/mentserv.html
ordinarycourage's picture

My therapist used this on me to help me get past certain triggering events. I have to say it did seem to help the physical symptoms of PTSD such as tightness in the chest.
tresor2's picture

It's a technique to access the subconscious. Personally, I think Hypnotherapy is more effective.