The role of stabilization in EMDR for a simple case of hysteria
This case study tested the effect of EMDR on a case of hysteria, with a patient whose legs were paralyzed and who had intermittent convulsions making her body into an arch. DES, IES and HAMA questionnaires were used during the therapy process. The patient was referred for twice-per-week treatment in the first month and once-per-week treatment in the following months, with main recovery after 4 months, at that point she can walk with the support although she didn't feel completely safe to do so and the convulsions had subsided. At six months follow-up she reported a complete recovery. In this case, therapist did EMDR when the scores on the questionnaires were low, and used stabilization techniques when the scores were high. Most of the time stabilization technique were indicated and played a vital role in this case.
Original Work Citation
Sun, H. (2005, June). The role of stabilization in EMDR for a simple case of hysteria. In "EMDR in action." Part 2. Symposium conducted at the 6th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Belgium, Brussels
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