Treatment of PTSD by eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) improves sleep quality, quality of life, and perception of stress

Description

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 find such alterations. Among the many treatments, the eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy used specifically to treat PTSD and general trauma. The purpose of this study was to examine whether EMDR treatment can improve PTSD symptoms, such as sleep, depression, anxiety, and poor quality of life.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Mara Regina Raboni
Sergio Tufik
Deborah Suchecki

Original Work Citation

Raboni, M. R.,Tufik, S., &Suchecki, D. (2006, July). Treatment of PTSD by eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) improves sleep quality, quality of life, and perception of stress. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1071(1), 508-513. doi:10.1196/annals.1364.054

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Citation

“Treatment of PTSD by eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) improves sleep quality, quality of life, and perception of stress,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15358.

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