Do “Good” Soldiers Get PTSD?

According to msnbc.msn.com, over ten percent of soldiers who return home from active combat duty exhibit signs of posttraumatic stress disorder. One’s skill as a soldier has nothing to do with how he processes the trauma of constant slaughter and tragedy as these events will damage anyone. However, a good soldier will admit the havoc … Read more

What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new and somewhat controversial form of psychotherapy that has proven to be a highly effective treatment for symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and resultant issues. This therapy involves gently causing patients to revisit the source traumatic event, then, using simple eye movements or other … Read more

Is an Intervention Needed for PTSD?

Interventions can be useful when getting a loved one into treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they should not occur as a first resort. Because victims of PTSD often lack trust, they may hesitate to ask for help, which is why an intervention may be effective. Patients will not want to feel attacked or … Read more