Depression is often a direct result of trauma. This is due to the natural reaction of the body to try to shut down emotions when a traumatic event becomes too much for it too handle. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a non-drug treatment that clears trauma and can therefore resolve depression. It can help people suffering from depression, including PTSD and trauma-based depression, as well as seemingly lesser traumas such as personal conflicts.