EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) was developed by Francine Shapiro to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which causes significant physical changes within the brain as a result of trauma.
The Science of Health - "Research has demonstrated that an imbalance in brain chemicals can contribute to the development of some mental disorders. It’s suspected that this chemical imbalance impedes the ability of the brain to send messages in between
The Effects of Stress - Infographic. Stress not only affects our mental health, but can manifest itself physically. Coupled with chronic illness, the effects are profound and, often, very debilitating.