EMDR and PTSD: The score at half time


The treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been a hot topic of debate since it’s inclusion into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in the 1980’s. However, it was not until 1989, with the introduction of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), that this debate reached such lofty heights of vigour. The lack of any theoretical models as to why the EMDR process might work has not helped in gaining professional credence. It will be the purpose of this article to briefly review the reasons for this debate, give a short outline of the EMDR procedure and comment upon the current state of research.






Grant J. Devilly

Original Work Citation

Devilly, G. J. (1996, November). EMDR and PTSD: The score at half time. Psychotherapy in Australia, 3(1), 26-31



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