It would make sense that EMDR would be an effective treatment for PTSD.

Knowing that PTSD has caused my sons Vision Issues, It certainly explains how Eye Movement could actualy HELP with it.

Not sure how it would work for children...

http://www.emdr.com/briefdes.htm


In 1989, Francine Shapiro (1995) noticed that the emotional distress accompanying disturbing thoughts disappeared as her eyes moved spontaneously and rapidly. She began experimenting with this effect and determined that when others moved their eyes, their distressing emotions also dissipated. She conducted a case study (1989b) and controlled study (1989a), and her hypothesis that eye movements (EMs) were related to desensitization of traumatic memories was supported. The role of eye movement had been previously documented in connection to cognitive processing mechanisms. A series of systematic experiments (Antrobus, 1973; Antrobus, Antrobus, & Singer, 1964) revealed that spontaneous EMs were associated with unpleasant emotions and cognitive changes.





Edited by didi (06/10/09 06:45 AM)
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