EMDR: Why the controversy?
Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been widely supported in the literature for its effectiveness in treating PTSD and a variety of other diagnoses and symptoms. The variable findings regarding whether its effects are for reasons unique to this treatment, however, have become the focus of extensive discussion and debate. The following article reviews the studies targeting this question, and proceeds to consider why these studies' findings, and other findings in the EMDR literature, vary so vastly. Implications of the EMDR controversy for the process of psychological research at large are considered.
Original Work Citation
Sikes, C., & Sikes, V. (2003, September). EMDR: Why the controversy?Traumatology, 9(3), 169-181. doi:10.1177/153476560300900304
“EMDR: Why the controversy?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 14, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17402.