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Together you can decide which of the above treatments, if any, would be best for you. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) incorporates elements of CBT with eye movements or other rhythmic, left-right stimulation to help you become “unstuck.” When a loved one returns from military service with PTSD, it takes a heavy toll on your relationship and family life. Most skilled therapists are trained in several types of treatment, which they may use alone or in combination. Untreated PTSD raises the risk of suicide.

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Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)


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