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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a controversial clinical treatment most often used in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Many clinicians use this therapy, but no consensus exists whether this treatment works.…

Between 338,000 and 520,000 active duty military personnel are estimated to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Multiple randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies exist regarding the efficacy of PTSD evidence-based treatments (EBTs); however,…

Context: The necessity of specific intervention components for the successful treatment of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder is the subject of controversy.Objective :To investigate the complexity of clinical problems as a moderator of…

Résultant d’une exposition à un évènement traumatique, l’état de stress post-traumatique (ÉSPT) représente une condition pathologique préoccupante, pour laquelle une intervention efficace s’avère des plus pertinentes. Plusieurs…

The following two case reports provide preliminary descriptive evidence to support the use of EMDR Resource Development and Installation in the stabilization phase of treatment with adult survivors of childhood neglect and abuse. Psychometric data…

It has been hypothesized that treatment specifically focused on resolving memories of negative dental events might be efficacious for the alleviation of anxiety in patients with dental phobia. Thirty-one medication-free patients who met the…

Research psychologists often complain that practitioners disregard research evidence whilst practitioners sometimes accuse researchers of failing to produce evidence with sufficient ecological validity. The tension that thus arises is highlighted,…

The present study uses a within-group controlled design to examine the efficacy and safety of two psychological approaches to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 10 patients with a concurrent psychotic disorder. Patients were randomly assigned…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an inventive, popular and highly controversial treatment. Within the scientific and professional community, there is divergent support for each side of this debate. The heart of this controversy…

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In this chapter we review the empirical foundation for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for posttraumatic stress disorder. We present a brief description of the therapy, critically review recent primary and meta-analytic…

Questo studio si propone di valutare l’efficacia di due diversi trattamenti nella cura del disturbo da stress post-traumatico (PTSD): la terapia psicofarmacologica, attraverso l’utilizzo di serotoninergici, e l’EMDR. Metodo. Sono stati…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Time-Limited Trauma Therapy (T-LTT) Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), and Visual/Kinesthetic Dissociation (V/KD) are relatively new approaches in the treatment of…

Conclusions: The implemented methodology made possible for the first time to image and represent on the cortical surface the specific brain activations associated with the therapeutic actions contemplated by EMDR protocol. These findings suggest the…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can be produced by traumatic experiences. A new study has shown that a brain scan called magneto encephalography (MEG) can identify people who have PTSD with an accuracy of 95%. Sensors…

Cette étude préliminaire a tenté d’évaluer l’effi cacité potentielle de l’EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: désensibilisation et retraitement par les mouvements oculaires) en tant que modalité de traitement du trouble…

The presentation describes post-traumatic stress reactions in children victims of mass disasters and the application of EMDR as an early trauma-focused treatment with them. Different kind of disasters (natural disasters, accidents and intentionally…

Research on psychotherapy with children is generally underrepresented in the empirical literature. Currently, there are four randomized clinical trials (RCT) evaluating EMDR in individual psychotherapy with traumatized children—two for children…

This paper aims to describe on-going research on the evaluation of efficacy of EMDR as a treatment for post traumatic stress symptomatology in children who have been in road traffic accidents. Various cognitive measures were used to see which of them…

A recent meta-analysis of 34 experimental treatment studies and 2 within-participant studies attempted to answer the following 4 questions about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): (1) Is EMDR effective? (2) Are eye movements…

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EMDR is a controversial but widely used method for treating PTSD and other psychiatric conditions. Controversy surrounding EMDR stems from two main sources. FIrst, it lacks convincing scientific rationale. The main intervention in EMDR requires the…

EMDRIA has submitted comments critical of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assess the scientific evidence on treatment modalities for PTSD. The 2007 report concluded that “the evidence is…

So why does the dodo bird win again? Benish suspects that attempts to identify unique aspects of any particular therapy create an artificial taxonomy that obscures some common factors that all effective treatments share. It calls to mind Harvard…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy developed to treat traumatic memories. Numerous randomized clinical trials support is use for the rapid elimination of posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD). Research…

Recent years have witnessed claims that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which combines aspects of exposure and cognitive therapy with therapist-directed eye movements, is a fast and effective treatment for post-traumatic stress…

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Research on the efficacy of EMDR as a treatment for PTSD has concentrated its focus mostly on the measurement of quantitative variables. This approach facilitates the application of effective procedures of statistical analysis and the comparison of…

Stanley Milgram's classic experiments in the 1960s demonstrated that ordinary people would - with encouragement from authority figures - give escalating electric shocks to innocent people so painful that the subjects, who were actually in league with…

More than 500 brands of psychotherapy exist, with new ones springing up on a nearly monthly basis. Although a handful of these neophyte treatments have been tested in scientific studies, it is anybody’s guess whether the others actually work.

This preliminary study sought to evaluate the potential effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment modality for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Using a singlecase design with multiple baselines across…

This review provides the groundwork for a basic understanding of articles written about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), including a brief overview of theory and practice. It documents EMDR's established efficacy in the treatment…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative client-centered approach that is presently widely used in the treatment of trauma. Use of this method within a comprehensive treatment plan can significantly accelerate recovery…

In the summer of 1997 Behavior Therapy published a "Special Issue" titled "Thirty Years of Behavior Therapy: Promises Kept, Promises Unfulfilled". In introducing the articles Forsythe and Hawkins suggested that there are many venues in which the…

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Biologic and psychosocial treatments of posttraumatic stress disorder were equally effective in their first direct comparison ("Psychotherapy May Offer More Benefits for PTST," June 2004, p. 20). In addition, psychotherapy patients were more likely…

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