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    This is really intriguing!

    Tetris (TM) as a therapy for PTSD?

    http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2...ce-flashbacks/

    One of my all-time favorite games may have new life in helping trauma victims. The research is very preliminary, but shows promise. Getting Nintendo (TM) thumb is better than being on drugs, IMO!
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    Not sure if that would work old mate.
    Still, it's worth a shot. Anything will help.


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    I think at the very least in the category of "couldn't hurt".
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    It would seem the Tetris game is similar to the EMDR therapy my psychologist is using with me for my PTSD. I recall a particular event and we discuss it while a watch a green light go back and forth in a light bar. This is supposed to "fix" the issues in my brain. Guess I'm going to have to get this game! Probably cheaper than the psychologist sessions!
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    I'm on meds plus a counselling session with the shrink every 2 months.
    It works most of the time, but I still have whacko days every now and again.
    I think if I had a Tetra game given to me on those days, I'd probably pull the pin out of it and throw it at someone.


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    I have PTSD and my therapist started EMDR on me. She kept encouraging me to get out more and be around people more. I had a problem with one of my appts that conflicted with a pet sitting job. I tried to change the date and she got super pissed and cancelled me!! She then went onto tell me that I'm not "committed" enough to make it work and suggested, if I needed to talk to someone, to go to her "group therapy" every Wednesday. I haven't been back since. Still take the meds though.

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