I can tell you EMDR although not easy,not for the faint of heart WORKS well if one is willing to do the necessary inner work .From what you have shared,you are a prime candidate for this treatment. Its helps if your therapist has experienced this also. Ask your therapist about their background. If they are not willing to share that information seek out another therapist. Therapists shouldn't be afraid to share that information. If they are,they are full of shame and need therapy themselves. Ask them if they are in therapy now. Everyone has issues to work on.Hello everyone! I'm new here and was recently diagnosed with PTSD, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have structural disassociation, so like there are a few personality splits. This is due to childhood trauma, mostly from my dad. I was sexually, verbally, psychologically, and somewhat physically. My parents divorced when I was 18 after I told my Mom that I couldn't handle it anymore. My psychologist recommended EMDR, internal family systems, and a few other types of therapy. What are things you've found helpful? I feel so alone on my journey to healing, because I'm the only one in my family that has these types of mental issues, despite all of us being in the same environment and abused pretty much the same. I'm glad to have found something like this because I really struggle with my relationships face-to-face. I really want to get better. For years, I thought the flashbacks were anxiety attacks. It wasn't until right before I had the psychological evaluation that I realized that emotional flashbacks exist.