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Background: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, or any disorder where the patient reports distressing imagery. We report here a prospective case series to test the…

The effectiveness of EMDR therapy in treating veterans diagnosed with PTSD was evaluated in this study using two treatment formats: intensive daily EMDR treatment provided twice a day during a 10-day period and a second format of one session each…

EMDR therapy is recommended in several guidelines in the International field of psychological trauma. The dual attention stimuli/ alternating bilateral stimulation (DAS/ABS) element of EMDR therapy has no proposed mechanism of action agreed upon,…

The singer is trying it, and while it was once controversial, it now has NHS approval. What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, and how does it compare to CBT?

The following dissertation presents an Alternative Healing Program (AHP), a new program that will integrate evidence-based practices and alternative healing practices in rural Hawaii among homeless adults diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder…

Improving extinction learning is essential to optimize psychotherapy for persistent fear-related disorders. In two independent studies (both n=24), we found that goal-directed eye movements activate a dorsal fronto-parietal network and transiently…

Melanie Brown (aka Mel B) announced over the weekend that she plans to seek treatment to help manage issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol, and sex. “The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” she told U.K.…

Mel B also said she is ready to confront her issues head-on. Not only will this include addiction treatment, but treating her PTSD with therapy. She told The Sun: "I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and on August 9,…

She also revealed that she has started a psychotherapy course, Eye Movement Desensitisation, and Reprocessing (EMDR). While doing this for her own good, she is also doing it for the sake of her three children. Sharing that she was diagnosed with PTSD…

The present study was to evaluate the effects of eye movement desensitization and cognitive reprocessing intervention (EMDR) on improving the quality of life and reducing the guilt feelings in parents of children with low-functioning autism. The…

This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) technique on soldiers' chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The population was all soldiers with PTSD psychiatric records in the Salman…

Background: According to symptom oriented of drug therapy in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) were increasingly used. The aim of this…

The First National Conference of the EMDR Association of Bosnia Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 3rd & 4th November 2017 was a landmark event. It was the culmination of eight years of collaboration between Trauma Aid UK (formerly known as HAP UK &…

The First EMDR Conference in Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo between 3-4/11/2017; the Bosnia war still resonated through conference presentations.

In the organization of the EMDR Association of therapists in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UEMDRTuBiH) and Trauma Aid UK under the patronage of EMDR Association of Great Britain and Ireland, on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017 in Sarajevo, the first EMDR…

Phobia is fear connected with some object, situation, place or activity. Criteria for a specific phobia are that the fear is caused by a specific stimulus (e.g. dog, snake), that facing this stimulus produces avoiding behavior, and that the fear is…

Panic disorder is a term reserved for a panic attack with a sudden onset in its earliest stages, which is not conditioned by a particular situation or position. There is a widespread belief that a panic attack is a symptom of a more serious…

Complex trauma occurs repeatedly and escalates over its duration. In families, it is exemplified by domestic violence and child abuse and in other situations by war, prisoner of war or refugee status, and human trafficking. Complex trauma also refers…

Although the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended 22 years ago, it is still largely present in the souls of the largest number of citizens who stayed in this country during the war in the nineties (Hasanović 2009, Delić et al. 2014, Kravić, Pajević…

The loss of a child belongs to the category of traumatic loss and is identified as a high risk variable in the development of complicated mourning. Rando (1993) even points at the need to conceptualize a special model to describe parental mourning,…

According to the World Health Organization (WHO 2008), child maltreatment includes all forms of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation of children; which results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health,…

During childhood, many people are exposed to complex traumatic experiences in their families. According to the definition of the NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 2017), the term “complex trauma” refers to an exposure to multiple…

Hysterectomy remains the most common major gynecological surgical procedure. Postoperative sexual function is a concern of many women and their partners (Lonnée-Hoffmann & Pinas 2014). Arbanas (2017) stated that sexual problems are possible after…

The existence of child physical and sexual abuse was covered up for a very long time, all until the beginning of the 1960s. The recognition of the existence and frequency of various types of child abuse and neglect encouraged numerous experts to look…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an established treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is increasing evidence for its use beyond PTSD. EMDR can be effective at treating distressing memories not…

Just like any other psychotherapy method, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) should conceptualize the intersubjective phenomena that are active during EMDR therapy, especially in the treatment of complex cases. This article…

Research showed that more than 30% of patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) do not benefit from evidence-based treatments: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).…

Many studies have shown that the relationship between child and caregivers is critical for healthy development of the child’s brain function, and for intergenerational transmission of attachment. Here, we propose a useful eye movement desensitization…

This randomized controlled trial extended the investigation previously conducted by Jarero et al. (2015) which found that the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol adapted for ongoing traumatic stress…

The purpose of this pre-experimental case study was to explore the efficacy and safety of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) in the psychological treatment of cancer survivors and its…

Recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in older adults is often difficult due to its complicated presentation. Once recognized, trauma symptoms can, in accordance with (inter)national guidelines, be successfully treated with eye movement…

A method of treating neurological disorders is provided using an EMDR device having at least two vibrating panels, where the method includes attaching a first vibrating panel to a first side of a patient's body, attaching a second vibrating panel to…

Our eye movements become rapid when we recall traumatic events. A controversial theory maintains that controlling this could be an effective therapy. Geraldine Walsh Investigates. [Excerpt]

Central topic of contemporary mental health literature is traumatization and influence of traumatization on psychological and physical functioning of people.

The study investigated whether EMDR is a feasible therapy for adults with ASD and a history of adverse events, and whether it is associated with reductions in symptoms of PTSD, psychological distress and autism. Participants received 6 to 8 weeks…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that was
developed by Shapiro (1989, 2001) to resolve symptoms
resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences.
It is based on a theoretical…

What would be a well-timed use of psychotherapy? Adolescence is a period of development full of challenges and changes. Adolescents are very sensitive to every life situations and curious to learn and work on themselves. Being extremely vulnerable…

Individuals experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report insomnia (trouble initiating and maintaining sleep) and recurrent distressing dreams among their most common and distressing symptoms. These sleep disturbances have long been…

We often hear childbirth described as a unique and wonderful experience. On the other hand, giving birth is often also traumatic for women. Even in high-resource settings, childbirth can be a horrifying experience (Ballard et al. 1995). Women can be…

Introduction: Mental health services after the war 1992-1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B-H) are primarily reduced to the public care, though, there are not enough professionals in existing conditions, and they are not able to respond to cover all…

An EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved EMDR Training provides trained clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to…

Introduction: Providing good mental health services to the vulnerable and needy should be of utmost importance to all mental health professionals. To be able to do so, professionals require to be, not only educated but actually properly trained and…

On August 17, 1999, at 03:02 a.m. an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, took place in the northwest part of Turkey, affecting eight big cities in the region, namely İstanbul, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Yalova, Bursa, Bolu, Zonguldak and Eskişehir.…

State-of-the-art treatment for trauma, PTSD and common overlaps: -- Depression -- Panic Disorder -- Reactive Attachment Disorder -- Sensory Integration Problems -- Generalized Anxiety Disorder -- Conduct Disorder. Take home: 8 Stage protocol of EMDR…

Introduction: The numbers of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide are record high (UNHCR, 2015) and continuously increasing. The research discussed in this theory paper illustrates that the refugee and asylum-seeker groups are in greater risk of…

The needs for EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) treatment of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH) citizens, affected by 1992-1995 war, increased. The Trauma Aid UK (former Humanitarian Assistance Programs UK & Ireland) works in partnership…
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