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Steketee's and Goldstein's thoughtful comments concentrate on the need for empirical study of EMDR and I could not agree more. Treatment outcome research is notoriously scarce and traditionally lags far behind clinical practice. For instance, 13…

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After months of increasing restlessness and a diminishing ability to function on a day-to-day level, I sought talk therapy. Luckily for me, my therapist was also trained in EMDR. When certain anxiety-triggering events shut me down, she suggested a…

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Presents a email letter to the editor in response to the article "Does EDMR Work?," published in the August 2004 issue of the periodical "Psychology Today."

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In a newspaper account of your link between rapid eye movement therapy and mental illness, I noted your speculative correlate with REM sleep.

The article by James D. Herbert and Kim T. Mueser that appeared in the August 15 issue presents an extreme point of view on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a new method for treating reactions to traumatic memories.  Your readers…

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After the publication of the preceding article, "What is EMDR?", the editors of the Harvard Mental Health Newsletter were deluged with letters of protest. They wrote back to one correspondent, "We have received so many thoughthful criticisms of the…

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As a clinical psychologist recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I read with interest your article on the controversy associated with this approach to psychotherapy (July 11). Until recently, I was as skeptical of…

EMDR Prom Effective At Pennsylvanin VA Facility In Sandra Basu's interesting article on the work of military mental health professionals responding to wmbat stress reactions rNavy Used ID, Prevention To Ease Combat Stress," p.1, U.S. MEDICINE, April…

"Treating War's Toll on the Mind" [October 9] was helpful in illuminating the enormous toll that post-traumatic stress disorder is taking on the lives of the men and women involved in war. Untreated PTSD damages the lives of the soldiers.…

"Can Trauma Be Relieved By the Wave of a Hand" {Cover Story, April 21} was a disappointment in that it failed to inform the reader about many important developments taking place not only related to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)…

The Wave of a Hand "Can Trauma Be Relieved By the Wave of a Hand" {Cover Story, April 21} was a disappointment in that it failed to inform the reader about many important developments taking place not only related to Eye Movement Desensitization and…

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It would be a serious error to consider that EMDR procedure can be learned and taught without instruction or feedback as to how well one is developing skill in the use and application of of EMDR...

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Richard Saltus quotes an EMDR enthusiast as saying that more than 60,000 people have been trained in the therapy. It is common for EMDR folks to cite the number of people who have attended EMDR workshops, and they do so in order to lend credibility…

Thank you for supporting therapy in your column. I'd like to tell you about a technique I've been using with clients for almost four years. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing helps people heal from traumas and works faster than just…

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a well-supported evidence-based psychosocial treatment that clinically and significantly helps clients meeting the DSM criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dozens of well-controlled clinical trials and…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an accepted, validated and approved treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder by the APA and solidly based on rigorous, head-to- head research with various other methods. This research has been…

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I am a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The writer evidently knows little if anything about EMDR as she claims it is "hypnotic" and leaves clients open to suggestions (of sexual abuse) during the procedure. During…

One appears to be Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an extensively researched therapeutic technique with scientifically proven powerful effects in relieving traumatic memory. There is brain imaging research that identifies the…

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In summary, we submit that the evidence cited by Lipke in support of the proposal that eye movements contribute to treatment outcome does not meet the burden of proof. Specifically, eye movements and other laterally alternating stimuli have not been…

Letter to the editor commenting on an article by E. Ernst (see record 2003-05653-002). We report the case of a patient who was effectively treated for severe obsessive compulsive disorder but relapsed briefly following ingestion of herbal products…

Reply by the current author to the comments made by E.M. Corrigan and J. Jennett (see record 2004-16054-010) on the original article (see record 2003-05653-002). They describe a 29-year-old woman with an obsessive compulsive disorder relapse…

The news analysis article on disaster planning from a psychological viewpoint in the December issue (‘Healing the wounds of the mind’) described EMDR as ‘eye movement desensitisation and reprogramming’. The correct name is of course ‘eye movement…

Thank you for publishing Anna Costin’s interesting article ‘Psychology in Gaza and the West Bank’ (May 2006). I recently went to the West Bank as part of an ongoing EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP) project, at the invitation of East…

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I have no involvement with EMDR and cannot comment on the claims and counterclaims for its efficacy or theoretical basis. However, those working to assess claim and counterclaim will not be well guided if they accept at face value Robert Forde’s view…

The article on eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (‘In the blink of an eye’, March 2002) brings new hope of recognition to rolled-up newspaper therapy (RUNT). Your more knowledgeable readers will be aware that I discovered RUNT…

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While appreciating that The Psychologist is not a standard academic journal, I was nevertheless somewhat surprised and not a little disappointed to see space being given to an uncritical ‘sales pitch’ for EMDR in the March issue. While Shapiro…

As my ‘nimblewittedness’ and ‘misguided parody’ were dismissed by Brenda Roberts and Nel Walker (Letters, July 2002), perhaps I ought to explain my point of view less humorously.

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The article ‘Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. A matter for serious consideration?’ by Jeanette Senior (July 2001) points to a number of interesting questions and areas of uncertainty regarding EMDR, such as its expanding range of…

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"Healing Hands" described the efforts by trauma counselors to confront the shock and grief caused by the tsunami [April 4]. It was wonderful to see in the photo of people from the Thai village where Jane Lopacka is providing trauma therapy that they…

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Argues that the utility of EMDR as a treatment for PTSD and other disorders is not compromised because the technique is not grounded in established theory.

Author points out a propensity among some professionals to respond unfairly to data supporting EMDR, and he calls for open-minded critical analysis of available data.

These letters criticize alleged omissions in a review of the literature on treatment of PTSD.

Många personer som exponerats för traumatisk stress kan inte verbalisera sina upplevelser och känslor vilket försvårar krisbearbetningen. En del av dessa riskerar psykisk invaliditet, posttraumatiskt stresssyndrom (PTSD).Many people who were exposed…

Rosen argues that the eye movements experienced by Shapiro during the incident leading to her development of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) could not, as she later inferred, have been saccadic. The present author disputes…

The writer comments on the use of eye movement desensitization treatment and treatment evaluation.

Discusses the validity of a study on the efficacy of eye movement desensitization that did not follow the exact principles of EMDR as enunciated by Francine Shapiro.

The authors provide alternative methods for researching the efficacy of eye movement desensitization treatment.

Stresses that EMDR should be used only by trained clinicians.

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Comments on an article by E. B. Foa and G. P. Street,"Women and Traumatic Events, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol 62(Suppl 17), 2001. Special issue: Understanding posttraumatic stress disorder, pp. 29-34 regarding psychotherapeutic interventions…

Several authors have found smaller hippocampal volumes in patients with PTSD and some have suggested that psychotropic drugs may promote hippocampus neurogenesis and reverse the decrease in hippocampus volume.1 However, the only study that has…

Behandling av barn och ungdomar med eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) har föga vetenskaplig grund. Ändå används metoden av många psykologer, ibland som ett universalmedel mot alla möjliga psykiska besvär. Treatment of children and…

Excerpt, In my experience over the past 15 years, I've found that many people with trauma histories respond to eye movement de-sensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with psychotherapy when it is done in a competent manner, there is a trusting…

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The article presents a response by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz to a letter to the editor about their article "Taking a Closer Look," published in a previous issue.

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A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Taking a Closer Look," by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz published in a previous issue.

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Steve Mraz has done a service to your readers by bringing them solid information about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), the evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder that has won the highest level of…

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