Prolonged exposure versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD rape victims

Description

This controlled study evaluated the relative efficacy of Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) compared to a no-treatment waitlist control (WAIT) in the treatment of PTSD in adult female rape victims (n = 74). Improvement in PTSD as assessed by blind independent assessors, depression, dissociation, and state anxiety was significantly greater in both the PE and EMDR group than the WAIT group (n = 20 completers per group). PE and EMDR did not differ significantly for change from baseline to either posttreatment or 6-month follow-up measurement for any quantitative scale.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
Millie C. Astin
Fred Marsteller

Original Work Citation

Rothbaum, B. O., Astin, M. C., & Marsteller, F. (2005, December). Prolonged exposure versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD rape victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18(6), 607-616. doi:10.1002/jts.20069

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Citation

“Prolonged exposure versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD rape victims,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 30, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16918.

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