Since mental health disorders are progressive and chronic, early treatment is essential in order to prevent disabling symptoms. Conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make it difficult to work, go to school, or interact with others.
Traumatic events happen every day and unfortunately, many people experience them. If you are someone who has been affected by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event, it’s possible you can develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD symptoms and a variety of mental health conditions can be treated with EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based psychotherapy treatment that can greatly reduce the severity of your symptoms.
In recent years, this type of therapy has been found to be useful in the treatment of other disorders such as panic disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and disorders related to any type of trauma.