Keeping an eye on EMDR efficacy for PTSD
Recent years have witnessed claims that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which combines aspects of exposure and cognitive therapy with therapist-directed eye movements, is a fast and effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. To examine this claim, researchers randomized 60 outpatients with PTSD to undergo eight 90-minute sessions of prolonged exposure, EMDR, or relaxation training. Treatments were manual-based; blinded evaluators assessed outcomes directly after treatment and after 3 months.
Original Work Citation
Otto, M. W. (2003, May). Keeping an eye on EMDR efficacy for PTSD. Journal Watch Psychiatry, 3
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