Fifteen-month follow-up of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma

Description

The present study is a 15-month follow-up of the effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy on the functioning of 66 participants, 32 of whom were diagnosed with PTSD prior to treatment. PTSD participants improved as much as those without the diagnosis, with both groups maintaining their gains at 15-months. At 15-month follow-up, the 3 90-min sessions of EMDR previously administered produced an 84% reduction in PTSD diagnosis and a 68% reduction in PTSD symptoms. The average treatment effect size was 1.59; the average reliable change index was 3.37. Implications of the maintenance of EMDR treatment effects are discussed.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Sandra Wilson
Lee Becker
Robert Tinker

Original Work Citation

Wilson, S., Becker, L., & Tinker, R. (1997, December). Fifteen-month follow-up of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 65(6), 1047-1056. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.65.6.1047

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“Fifteen-month follow-up of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17137.

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