EMDR and Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Medical, Symptoms
Medically unexplained symptoms are usually ongoing problems which cannot be explained by a clear medical condition. They include the following; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Headache and Fibromyalgia.  These issues can be related to trauma, often in childhood, sometimes as a pre-verbal child and can also be related to trauma as an adult. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) is a therapeutic method which was originally developed to treat trauma by using bilateral stimulation to process events which encourages the brain to use adaptive information processing. This then allows the brain to re-consolidate the information, thus removing threat and fear. It is now used to treat a variety of psychological issues. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study has found evidence of major issues, both psychological and physical that are likely to result from…
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