Keeping an eye on EMDR efficacy for PTSD

Description

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.

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Magazine

Language

English

Author(s)

Michael W. Otto

Original Work Citation

Otto, M. W. (2003, May). Keeping an eye on EMDR efficacy for PTSD. Journal Watch Psychiatry, 3

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Citation

“Keeping an eye on EMDR efficacy for PTSD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 9, 2018, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18117.

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