Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

Description

This case report describes the successful treatment of a PTSD using eye movement desensitization (EMD). The client, a 40-year-old male, presented with an 8-years history of PTSD following an incident in which he was shot with a hand gun and left dying. Using EMD treatment, this trauma was quickly densensitized. Two earlier traumas with similar themes then emerged and they too were desensitized. Test results, taken pre-treatment and posttreatment, along with the client's verbatim account of cognitive and behavioral changes 8 months later, converged to document the successful treatment outcome.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Ronald A. Kleinknecht
Mark P. Morgan

Original Work Citation

Kleinknecht, R. A., & Morgan, M. P. (1992, March). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 23(1), 43-49. doi:10.1016/0005-7916(92)90024-D

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Citation

“Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 31, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16650.

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