Neurobiology, Treatment Innovations, and a Cyclone in the Cook Islands: Implications for Understanding and Treating PTSD

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Abstract

This article is an overview of the three article published in the ejournal, TRAUMATOLOGYe's Volume IV, Issue 1 in 1998. Regarding the issue's first article (Bergmann, 1998), it is noted that recent discoveries make it possible to not only understand brain functions associated with experiencing and recovering from a traumatic experience, but may explain why EMDR works. This article then reviews Gentry (1998), noting the innovative treatment approach and the need for research. The latter part of the article includes a review of Taylor (1998). The author is impressed with the effort to respect cultural differences in providing post-disaster assistance. The final section discusses important research implications in each of the areas represented by these articles.

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