Movie star BBC correspondent Dr Niall Campbell joins Ballymena-born psychiatrist at e-book launch – Image 1

BALLYMEN-born marketing consultant psychiatrist Dr Niall Campbell has joined a famend BBC correspondent on the launch of a e-book on warfare reporting and PTSD.

The BBC’s award-winning Cork correspondent Fergal Keane skilled first-hand the horrors of warfare masking the Northern Irish Troubles, earlier than reporting on conflicts all over the world together with the Rwandan genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan.

She was launched to Dr. Campbell fifteen years in the past after enduring a really private battle with PTSD.

The 2 males, from completely different cultural backgrounds and upbringings, fashioned a robust emotional bond. This mutual understanding contributed enormously to their therapeutic relationship and Fergal’s highway to restoration.

They met this month on the launch of Keane’s acclaimed e-book The Insanity: a memoir of warfare, worry and PTSD.

It is a compelling and shifting investigation into the causes and affect of PTSD, and recounts Fergal’s lengthy struggles with nightmares, panic assaults and flashbacks, amongst different psychological well being struggles, together with debilitating despair.

In it, Keane discusses Dr. Campbell’s method to treating PTSD. On the launch of the e-book, he paid a shifting tribute to psychiatrist and psychotherapist Cristina Garcia-Llavona, who launched EMDR (eye motion desensitization remedy) to cut back the depth and emotion related to traumatic reminiscences.

He described them as a “Dream Workforce”. In a current BBC2 documentary about PTSD, he credited Dr Campbell and Cristina with serving to to avoid wasting his life.

“It was an emotional night,” stated Dr Campbell, who now works on the prestigious Priory Hospital in Roehampton, south-west London. “I am an enormous admirer of Fergal as an individual and a truth-seeking reporter. He has witnessed a number of the most horrific occasions of the previous 30 years and this has taken a heavy private toll. He has advised the story of man’s inhumanity to man in a private and unforgettable approach.

“His e-book is revelatory in the best way he addresses his personal PTSD in compelling element, but additionally reaches out to others in what he calls the ‘silent agony’ of PTSD to allow them to know they don’t seem to be alone. It has been a privilege to know and know Fergal for a few years.

“I do know it was extremely painful for Fergal to inform his experiences in his e-book. It was extremely courageous. Hopefully, different victims will get one thing.

PTSD is a situation with very troubling results, however it may be handled with the suitable assist.”

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