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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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Dear Editor, Recently I described the case of a scuba instructor suffering from acute stress disorder (ASD), a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following the death of one of her students. The treatment described was a combination of eye…

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…

Under de senaste decennierna har det blivit allt tydligare att posttraumatiskt stressyndrom (PTSD) är ett psykiskt sjukdomstillstånd med klara neurofysiologiska eller strukturella förändringar i hjärnans basala strukturer. PET- och MR-tekniker har…

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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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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"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)…

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…

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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This section of the newsletter includes letters to the editor regarding eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. John N. Marquis states that EMDR has more controlled studies than any other treatment of PTSD including drugs. He also…

Having developed EMDR since1987, I am well aware that there are a variety of philosophies regarding traiing and client risk.  One AABT workshop participant informed me that client risk was secondary to scientific advancement and it need not concern…

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"I would like to ask some questions concerning the protocol you have developed for the miners. Do you differentiate it with people trapped under buildings? I've read your paper quite carehlly and I know you mention it does, but I was wondering about…

I sincerely thank Ms. Masters for her important comments. Indeed, to the list of confounding variables enumerated by Ms. Masters, one may add others like suggestibility, a trait present in some of the clients, that may be further infl uenced by the…

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“The Effect of Single-Session Modified EMDR on Acute Stress Syndromes,” Kutz, Resnik, and Dekel (2008). As my long-suffering research professor drummed into me years ago, the most serious error that can be made in experimental research is to confuse…

The absolute lack of skepticism in this article was a disappointing lapse from Salon's usual standards. The writer failed to point out that 1) The evidence that EMDR is beneficial is somewhat weak; 2) the treatment is not accepted by the American…

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These letters to the editor discuss the following topics: help for psychology students with emotional problems, Medicaid privatization and opportunities for psychologists, eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), help for new immigrants,…

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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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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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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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…

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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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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

"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.…

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…

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

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…

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…

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,…

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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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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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…

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

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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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.

Stresses that EMDR should be used only by trained clinicians.

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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…

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…

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…

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