was first developed by U.S. psychologist Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s, which aimed to reduce the emotional impact and trauma caused to individual's associated with anxiety, nightmares and other neurological episodes.

EYE-MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION THERAPY: "One of the major impacts of warfare on serving personnel, is trauma and war-induced anxiety; therapists have found that eye-movement desensitization therapy can be used to tackle these."
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