Event-related potentials and EMDR treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder

Description

10 patients suffering from PTSD following a severe traumatic event, were assessed with event-related brain potentials (ERPs) in a modified oddball paradigm containing auditory standard, target, and novel tones. ERPs were assessed before and after a treatment session using the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing method. Compared to a control group that underwent sham treatment, ERPs of the patients showed a reduction of the P3a component in the post-treatment recording, suggesting a reduced orienting to novel stimuli and reduced arousal level after the treatment. Moreover, psychometric assessment revealed a marked improvement of the PTSD symptoms after treatment.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Friedhelm Lamprecht
Christine Kohnke
Wolfgang Lempa
Martin Sack
Mike Matzke
Thomas F. Munte

Original Work Citation

Lamprecht, F., Kohnke, C., Lempa, W., Sack, M., Matzke, M., & Munte, T. F. (2004, June). Event-related potentials and EMDR treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuroscience Research, 49(2), 267-272. doi:10.1016/j.neures.2004.02.013

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Citation

“Event-related potentials and EMDR treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 3, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16188.

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