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Introduction: Sleep disorders are a common symptom of PTSD. These disturbances are a clinical factor of severity, and would also contribute to the pathophysiology of the disorder. Numerous studies have measured sleep parameters in PTSD patients. The…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is considered highly efficacious for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and has proved to be a valid treatment approach with a wide range of applications. However, EMDR’s mechanisms of…

EMDR is now considered as an elective treatment for PTSD and its efficacy is being proved in several other psychological conditions. Nevertheless, the EMDR underlying mechanisms of action have not yet been fully clarified. At the moment being,…

The effectiveness of EMDR contrasts with a limited knowledge about its mechanism of action. Since its inception, EMDR has generated a considerable debate, particularly due to uncertainty about whether EMs are an active ingredient of treatment and…

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Another first line therapy recommended by the VA/DoD and ISTSS is found in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The desensitization and reprocessing protocol calls on the psychotherapist to move a finger back and forth in front of…

Sleep disturbances are very common in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can have various negative sequelae, including worsening of perceived levels of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation.1,2. Although PTSD…

O impacto do estresse pós-traumático pode ser observado nas alterações da cognição, do humor e do padrão do sono. Estes prejuízos ocorrem em graus variáveis que dependem das condições pré-clínicas da saúde física e mental do indivíduo. O objetivo do…

Sleep disturbances are often viewed as a secondary symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), thought to resolve once PTSD has been treated. Specific screening, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances is therefore not commonly conducted…

On pense que l’efficacité particulière de l’EMDR (désensibilisation et retraitement par les mouvements oculaires) dans le traitement de l’état de stress post-traumatique résulte de changements dans l’état cérébral et mental du sujet qui sont induits…

Research background & objectives: Based on REM-sleep dependent memory reprocessing model, this study examined possible therapeutic mechanisms of eye movements in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR; Shapiro, 1989, 1995, 2001).…

Evidence from sleep laboratories shows that disordered sleep is a prominent feature of PTSD. The Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index will be illustrated. Evidence will be presented for the hypothesis that a third state of brain activity, neither waking nor…

The unique efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder is thought to result from changes in the brain/mind state induced by bilateral sensory stimulation, but the nature and…

Several lines of evidence suggest that EMDR may help in the treatment of PTSD by activating memory processing systems normally activated during REM sleep but dysfunctional in the PTSD patient.

Participants will learn about: 1) the Orienting Response (OR) interpretation of EMDR phenomena, the relationship of the OR to sleep and dream research, affect theory, and information processing; 2) research into the effects of variations of stimuli…

PTSD is accompanied by disturbance of sleep that may contribute to a positive feedback loop which maintains the PTSD condition. Experimental data will be presented in support of a model of off-line memory reprocessing in which traumatic memories are…

The impact of PTSD on the sleep of patients is widely reported. However, the parameters that can be altered are not the same for all patients. Some studies report an impairment of sleep maintenance and recurrent nightmares, while others failed to…
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