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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…

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The following letter from S. Vogelmann-Sine, L. Sine, and N. Smyth discusses a unique application of a therapeutic method termed "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)" to chemical dependency, suggesting effects of EMDR additional to…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic treatment which incorporates eye movements to provide bi-lateral stimulation to the brain. In 1987, Dr Francine Shapiro, an American Psychologist, made the chance observation…

Recent studies have suggested that hippocampal neurogenesis may be stimulated by successful treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), either by drugs1–4 or by behavioral interventions. 5 Three investigations have evaluated the effects of…

We are writing as behavior therapists and researchers who returned from the 25th Annual AABT Convention with serious concerns regarding a workshop we attended on the use of "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)." A number of…

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In my opinion there is a very real place for EMDR as a treatment in prisons and there are particular aspects in relation to the positive results of therapy, in addition to trauma resolution, that would provide excellent subject matter for future…

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The past year has witnessed a flurry of letters to the Behavior Therapist about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. Most of these letters address the controversy over the methods used to train clinicians in EMDR, such as…

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For EMDR to be used safely, I strongly agree with the position emphasised during training with the EMDR Institute, that this is an adjunct technique which should only be integrated into existing and appropriate professional practice. Furthermore,…

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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 application of EMDR in midwifery needs to be further explored. A quick literature search provided reassurance that research is underway with the publication of a protocol for an RCT in the Netherlands called the OptiMUM-study, by Baas et al…

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

Eye Movement Desensitization is an interesting manoeuvre. While its mechanism remain obscure, the benefits in particular cases are beyond doubt. There is every reason to be skeptical about the technique and the results, and there are equally strong…

Asserts that EMDR's demonstrated efficacy justifies its therapeutic use even though its therapeutic credibility has not been scientifically established.

Discusses the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment of psychopathology in children. Systemic research concerning EMDR is sparse. The use of EMDR in the treatment of anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress…

There is evidence that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more prevalent in patients with bipolar disorder. According to a review, 1. the mean prevalence of PTSD in bipolar patients is 16.0%, which is double the lifetime prevalence of PTSD in…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a kind of psychotherapy, which is growing in popularity, particularly for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When Shapiro first introduced EMDR in 1989, it was approached as a…

Stresses that EMDR should be used only by trained clinicians.

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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.

In "Can Eye Movements Treat Trauma?" [Head Lines], Tori Rodriguez cites new evidence that eye movements are an effective ingredient in eye movement de sensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). In our column "Taking a Closer Look" [Facts and Fictions in…

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Endorses the efficacy of eye movement desensitization as treatment for PTSD.

The Maxfield, Lake, and Hyer acerbic attack on my review is filled with fallacies and inaccurate and unwarranted accusations that deflect attention away from the main issue pertaining to the insufficient evidence base for current claims that EMDR is…

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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Shapiro, Rouanzion, Hoffman, and de Jongh (1998) allege that we published misinformation on EMDR (Rosen et al., 1998). Here are four points to consider before you accept their arguments and buy the EMDR products they recommend.

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Balanced scientific reviews have found EMDR to be both effective and efficient. A task force of the American psychological Association Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) evaluated approaches for the treatment of PTSD and rated exposure therapy,…

I have different replies to the two responses to my recent paper (Corrigan, 2001). Thanks to Gaynor (2002) for providing single-subject evidence about Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). My goal was not to dismiss FAP or any of the other…

Replies to the comments by H. Lipke (see record 2002-12440-004) concerning the article by G. J. Devilly (see record 2001-18447-002) which discussed distraction during exposure. The author presents evidence that he feels will help an audience reach…

This commentary raises questions about how we assess therapeutic techniques. In particular, it critiques a recent paper promoting EMDR for use with college students.

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…

"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.…

The article was clearly written to denigrate this effective and efficacious treatment. Conveniently, the article failed to mention the plethora of research supporting the use of EMDR as a valid, helpful treatment not only for post-traumatic stress…

The Post did an especially untimely disservice in ridiculing EMDR ["EMDR, In the Eye of the Storm," Oct. 30]. For survivors in need of serious and sensitive mental health care, EMDR adds a valuable dimension to the recovery process.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been documented as one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress by numerous well-designed empirical studies. Describing it in the same paragraph as the rebirthing/attachment…

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.

In Eye Movement Therapy Offers Hope For Trauma Victims (March 13), Sheldon Walker mentions his enthusiasm for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). According to him, "positive results can often be achieved very quickly with this…

I am passing on to you a brief, modified version of an outline I have used for resilience. May some of it be helpful to your clients, and you. As I send this off to Marilyn Luber (thanks Marilyn for coordinating this), I have some personal thoughts I…

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

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 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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We read with interest the article by Gerger and colleagues describing the results of a meta-analysis entitled ‘Integrating fragmented evidence by network meta-analysis: relative effectiveness of psychological interventions for adults with…

Thank you for publishing such a good article on EMDR and its humanitarian assistance program. Many people will profit from having read this, and will hopefully look for help for something that can now be treated.

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I am surprised at the wide-eyed naivete with which Janelle Brown has eaten up all of the praises lavished upon EMDR without taking a critical look at the controversy surrounding this treatment. EMDR may be a good treatment for trauma/PTSD but it also…

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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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