Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report

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We present a case report of an eighteen year old female patient presenting with a psychological trauma related complaint. Part of the manifestation of the complaint included acts of self cutting over a number of years. Following two sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing with one of the authors (DM) her self cutting ceased. This is maintained at thirteen months follow up. We conclude that Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing may be an effective treatment option in reducing repeat self harm where traumatic events are noted to be the precursor to deliberate self harm.

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English

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Derek F. McLaughlin
Iain W. McGowan
Michael C. Paterson
Paul W. Miller

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McLaughlin, D. F., McGowan, I. W., Paterson, M. C., & Miller, P. W. (2008, September). Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report. Cases Journal, 1, 177-180. doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-177

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“Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18405.

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