A trial of eye movement desensitization compared to image habituation training and applied muscle relaxation in post-traumatic stress disorder

Description

36 patients with PTSD were randomly allocated to individual treatment with imaginal exposure (image habituation training - IHT), or applied muscle relaxation (AMR) or eye movement desensitization (EMD). Assessment by a blind independent rater and self-report instrument applied pre and posttreatment and at 3-month follow-up indicated that all groups improved significantly compared with a waiting list and that treatment benefits were maintained at follow-up. Despite a failure to demonstrate differences among groups, there was some suggestion that immediately after treatment EMD was superior for intrusive memories.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Kevin Vaughan
Michael Armstrong
Ruth Gold
Nicholas O'Connor
William Jenneke
Nicholas Tarrier

Original Work Citation

Vaughan, K., Armstrong, M., Gold, R., O'Connor, N., Jenneke, W., & Tarrier, N. (1994, December). A trial of eye movement desensitization compared to image habituation training and applied muscle relaxation in post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 25(4), 283-291. doi:10.1016/0005-7916(94)90036-1

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Citation

“A trial of eye movement desensitization compared to image habituation training and applied muscle relaxation in post-traumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17542.

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