Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An empirical review of the effectiveness of EMDR as a treatment for PTSD

Description

The level of evidence for EMDR is based upon 12 controlled studies that investigated the efficacy of EMDR treatment of participants with PTSD. The 7 civilian studies, with 1 exception, all found EMDR to be efficacious in the treatment of PTSD: EMDR was equivalent to cognitive behavioral therapy, and superior to other control conditions. 4 of the 5 studies with combat veterans addressed only one or two memories in this multiply traumatized population, and their findings were equivocal. The 1 combat veteran study which administered a longer course of treatment provides preliminary evidence that EMDR may be efficacious with that population. EMDR is a rapid treatment and appears to be well tolerated by clients, with effects being maintained at follow-up.

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Language

English

Author(s)

Louise Maxfield

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“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An empirical review of the effectiveness of EMDR as a treatment for PTSD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17502.

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