Investigation of eye movement desensitization in pain clinic clients
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.
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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