A German medical center has recently started using a newly developed treatment program for combat veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Over an eight week course of day treatment, veterans develop new skills to deal with the disorder and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is used to treat it. Although they are only on their second cycle of veterans they are seeing some success and veterans are reporting satisfaction. One of the unique components of this particular treatment program is that it uses all of the evidence-based treatments for PTSD that are currently known. On any given day, a veteran may participate in smoking cessation classes, yoga, EMDR, anger management and art therapy. They are using all of the tools they have available to treat and deal with .
New PTSD program answers need for comprehensive treatment. (July 2, 2009) Retrieved July 4th, 2009. http://www.psycport.com/showArticle.cfm?xmlFile=comtex_2009_07_02_fg_0000-1269-defense.department.docum.xml&provider=