PTSD: Psychological treatments

IB Psychology: PTSD: Psychological treatments

Psychological approaches to the treatment of PTSD come in many forms. These approaches are called psychotherapies; they involve face-to-face interactions with a therapist. Psychotherapy is seen as more personal than drug therapy and can be highly individualized to meet the needs of the client. Generally, psychotherapy it is more focused on addressing a person"s life situation and subjective understanding of his or her...


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Sara Veerman 6 November 2017 - 07:13

Dear John, I was wondering if we could also discuss EMDR, given the high success rates of EMDR in reducing PTSD symptoms. Or is there a specific reason that it's not mentioned here (yet)? Thanks again! -Sara

John Crane 6 November 2017 - 18:54

Dear Sara,

I did not include it because I am personally concerned about the controversy of the treatment. See this article: scientificamerican.com / But then, this could be a good point for critical thinking.


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