An eye on EMDR, does controversial trauma therapy really work? Pro: Effective treatment for PTSD (and) Con: No miracle cure

Description

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy developed to treat traumatic memories. Numerous randomized clinical trials support is use for the rapid elimination of posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD). Research reports a drop in diagnostic status of 50-90% after three to eight sessions, and significant decreases in symptoms with effects maintained at follow-up. After successful treatment, emotional distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiologic arousal is reduced. EMDR's probably effiacy has been recognized by the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psycholpgical Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

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Other

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English

Author(s)

Louise Maxfield

Original Work Citation

Maxfield, L. (2002, January). An eye on EMDR, does controversial trauma therapy really work? Pro: Effective treatment for PTSD (and) Con: No miracle cure. Parkhurst Exchange, 10(1), 24-25

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“An eye on EMDR, does controversial trauma therapy really work? Pro: Effective treatment for PTSD (and) Con: No miracle cure,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18382.

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