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00000178-749c-ddab-a97a-7ebce80b0000The Coming Home Project was launched by WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil in 2011 to tell the stories of veterans in transition and the issues that matter to them and their families.

A Therapy for Veterans and Others With PTSD

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Airdate: October 17, 2011 A recent Pew Center study of U.S military in the post 9-11 era found 37 percent of veterans suffer from post traumatic stress. For those diagnosed with PTSD and who are getting care at a VA facility, one of the treatments used is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing or EMDR. It's therapy to resolve trauma related disorders.

To find out more WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil spoke with Donald deGraffenreid, an EMDR practitioner and licensed clinical social worker in New Haven.
 
A documentary about EDMR is forthcoming by filmmaker Michael Burns, more information at edmrmovie.com
 
And more information about EMDR in Connecticut can be found at traumatreat.com