Eye-movement desensitization:  A simple treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?

Description

Eye-movement desensitisation has been identified in a number of case studies to be an effective treatment for PTSD. A further case study reporting success is presented. The treatment appears rapid and may represent a potentially cost-effective treatment for PTSD. However, no treatment study to date has conformed to the ideal methodology of a double-blind placebo controlled trial and therefore its efficacy remains to be demonstrated. A minimal but stringent set of criteria for identification of treatment efficacy are outlined. The implications of eye-movement desensitisation being identified as an effective treatment for PTSD are discussed.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Andrew C. Page
Rocco D. Crino

Original Work Citation

Page, A. C., & Crino, R. D. (1993, June). Eye-movement desensitization: A simple treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 27(2), 288-293

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Citation

“Eye-movement desensitization:  A simple treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16863.

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