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NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Mon 26-Jan-15 20:29:39

Really struggling to get help for my 11 year old dd. She was diagnosed with PTSD 11 months ago following the threatened suicide of her father which she witnessed.
She has had counselling which I have paid privately for and she is restarting this again.
She suffers from insomnia, nightmares and has now started with panic attacks.

MissBeehiving Mon 26-Jan-15 20:44:38

Is she doing CBT or emdr?

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Tue 27-Jan-15 14:55:37

I spoke to our doctor last week and he us writing to the hospital to see what they suggest. He did say it may take months to get her help, that is why I am taking her back to the counseller, who she has developed a good bond with.
I am worried as she has slipped back and the panic attacks are a new thing.
What is emdr?

MissBeehiving Tue 27-Jan-15 19:01:28

nhs link to emdr

It's a therapy for PTSD (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) - I had it for my PTSD and despite my initial sceptism, it really worked and it works quickly too.

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