An open trial of EMDR as treatment for chronic PTSD
In a prepilot study, 8 adults with chronic PTSD underwent 3 90-minute sessions of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) at 1-week intervals in an open trial. None of the 7 who completed treatment met criteria for current PTSD 2 months later. Significant decreases in measures of pathology and disturbance were recorded. A controlled trial of EMDR is under way.
Original Work Citation
Lazrove, S., Triffleman, E. G., Kite, L., McGlashan, T. H., & Rounsaville, B. (1998, October). An open trial of EMDR as treatment for chronic PTSD. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68(4), 601-608. doi:10.1037/h0080368
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