Is EMDR effective? A meta-analytic answer
A recent meta-analysis of 34 experimental treatment studies and 2 within-participant studies attempted to answer the following 4 questions about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): (1) Is EMDR effective? (2) Are eye movements necessary? (3) Is EMDR more or less effective for different client populations? and (4) Is EMDR more or less effective on the basis of whether the therapist was trained by the EMDR Institute? The authors conclude that EMDR is a more effective treatment than no treatment and nonspecific treatments. In addition, EMDR seems not superior but rather equal in effectiveness to other exposure-based therapies.
Original Work Citation
Staff. (2001, December). Is EMDR effective? A meta-analytic answer. Clinician's Research Digest, 19(12), 5. doi:10.1037/e325342004-007
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