Investigation of eye movement desensitization in pain clinic clients

Description

27 pain clinic patients referred for psychological treatment received Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) as a major part of their treatment. Their progress was monitored using generalized measures with a three month follow-up. All patients responded to EMD in the session. Subsequently, 19 completed treatment of whom 12 were successful and 7 clear failures. 7 dropped out before completing treatment and one result was not clear. Overall the group showed a large decrease in some, but not all, psychological measures. There was some return of symptoms in the group over the 3 month follow-up. Neural networks are identified as the probable source of theoretical explanations of this procedure.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Alan Hassard

Original Work Citation

Hassard, A. (1995). Investigation of eye movement desensitization in pain clinic clients. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23(2), 177-185. doi:/10.1017/S1352465800014429

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Citation

“Investigation of eye movement desensitization in pain clinic clients,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15386.

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