30 May '16, 5am

Alternate PTSD therapy for vets ruffles VA feathers, but gets results:

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is designed to help the brain unlock traumatic memories and reprocess them into more positive thoughts. During a session, the client may be asked to focus on a memory while stimulation is used such as eye movements, tapping or sounds. After each association is processed, the “bilateral” stimulation continues until the original issue is no longer disturbing. U.S. Marine Corps photo Buy a print Related Stripes' PTSD coverage West Hartford resident teaches therapy to military bases Availability of PTSD treatment depends on base Even before she left for Afghanistan, Katie Helmer knew she was going to have trouble when she got back. As a member of the Minnesota National Guard, she was assigned to monitor casualties at a military hospital at Bagram Airfield. From a previous deployment in Kuwait, Helmer knew the psychic toll...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/alternate-ptsd-therapy-for...

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