Using EMDR as an intervention for symptom severity in ADD
This study investigated the intervention effects of EMDR on the trauma and behavior symptom severity of ten children, ages 8 to 11, diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a common childhood disorder with increasing prevalence rates that raise questions concerning overdiagnosis, misdiagnoses, and possible inadequate assessment of primary, comorbid, and diffential diagnoses. ADD and trauma have comorbid symptoms that often inhibit an accurate diagnosis. Accurate assessments for ADD and trauma-related attention problems have important behavioral implications for diagnostic intervention and treatment planning. The purpose of this research was to investigate if a three-phased treatment intervention, including EMDR, would show a reduction in the trauma and behavior symptom severity in children with ADD and trauma symptoms.
Original Work Citation
Friday, S. A. (2005, September). Using EMDR as an intervention for symptom severity in ADD. Presentation at the 10th EMDR International Association Conference, Seattle, WA
“Using EMDR as an intervention for symptom severity in ADD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 11, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16517.