Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A closer look at treatment outcome
EMDR therapy, using bilateral audio-tones as the stimulus, was given to 30 women for two to six sessions (the number determined by the individual). Results from the Impact of Event Scale (IES) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) suggested that treatment was moderately successful for the study sample. Analysis of pre- and post-treatment item responses suggested individuals who benefited from EMDR had significant reductions in intrusion and avoidance behaviors. The need to look beyond sample-mean comparisons and focus on scale-item analysis is discussed.
Original Work Citation
D'Andrea, L. M., D'Andrea, L., & Detweiler, J. (2003, Spring). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A closer look at treatment outcome. Trauma and Loss: Research and Interventions, 3(1), 9-19
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