Sunday, February 23, 2020

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  • Along the lines of this discussion, I suggest readers check van der Kolk, et. al. (2007) “Randomized Clinical Trial of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Fluoxetine, and Pill Placebo in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Treatment Effects and Long-Term Maintenance.” The research presents significant results using EMDR therapy in treating co-occurring depression and PTSD when compared with Prozac at six month follow-up.

    At 6-month follow-up, 75.0% of adult-onset versus 33.3% of child-onset trauma subjects receiving EMDR achieved asymptomatic end-state functioning compared with none in the fluoxetine group. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2007.

  • At Soldier Center ( we utilize EMDR therapy in the treatment of both combat trauma and military sexual assault among military personnel and veterans. In addition to being effective, it has advantages over the other models of therapy. A grant allows us to provide EMDR therapy to OIF/OEF veterans without cost to them. Persons seeking additional information regarding effective treatment for PTSD can contact us through the website listed above. As a retired Army soldier (33 years) I am committed in providing effective treatment in a timely manner. Our veterans deserve no less.
    E. C. Hurley, PhD
    COL, USA (Ret)
    Founder/Director, Soldier Center