As we celebrate Memorial Day we remember those men and women who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. But we also feel gratitude to those who survived. Sometimes surviving a military experience can be very difficult. The startle response, nightmares, anger and survivor guilt are just a few of the symptoms that can remain once combat experiences are over.
Statistics show that 10% of Desert Storm veterans, 11% of Afghanistan veterans, 20% of Iraqi veterans and 30% of Vietnam veterans have PTSD. EMDR therapy is extremely effective in treating PTSD from military trauma. In fact, EMDR is an “A” rated (strongly recommended) treatment for military related PTSD. (VA/DoD Practice Guidelines for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress, 2010). Check out this link to learn more about how EMDR can help treat Vets.