EMDR, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, is a structured psychotherapeutic method that facilitates the treatment of various psychopathologies and problems related to both traumatic events and more common but emotionally stressful experiences.
Today it is considered the evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Traumatic events lose their initial emotional impact to be transformed into a resource, one gains the awareness that what happened cannot be changed, but the memory can be transformed, releasing valuable resources for the healing and well-being of the person, regardless of age.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective 'evidence - based' psychological treatment aimed at resolving psychopathological symptoms and modifying the central elements in the onset and maintenance of the disorder.
CBT makes it possible to identify emotions, behaviours and thoughts that lead to the state of distress and to work on these in order to replace or supplement them with more functional beliefs.
Panic attacks or anxiety disorders can impair a person's quality of life by causing them to avoid the situations that cause the disorder and consequently lead to relational, work, and personal discomfort. The strong emotional distress induced by anxiety disorders can be treated with cognitive behavioural therapy, the treatment of choice for this type of disorder according to several scientific studies.
ADHD – Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can be diagnosed from childhood to adulthood. The associated symptoms (distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity) can be alleviated by teaching specific strategies to restore a sense of competence and self-efficacy in the person. Often those who receive the diagnosis of ADHD, whether adult or child, have for a long time experienced a sense of personal incapacity and strong frustration due to others' misunderstanding of their inner experience. ADHD does not only mean having attention difficulties, hyperactivity and impulsivity, but also organisational and planning difficulties, and emotional dysregulation, and consequently can lead to relationship difficulties. The therapeutic course involves psycho-education work on the diagnosis, understanding oneself and one's cognitive and emotional functioning to improve one's quality of life.
Dr Costantino, at ClinicAgostini, will follow you discreetly and professionally on the following paths:
- Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults
- Parental support
- States of anxiety and depression
- Relational and self-esteem problems
- Traumatic situations
- School psychology (emotional and behavioural problems)
- ADHD adults and children