Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A controversial treatment for trauma survivors

Description

Proponents of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) claim it is a breakthrough treatment for those plagued with traumatic memories and other psychological problems. But does it actually work? Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new therapeutic technique that increasing numbers of mental health professionals are using in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and a wide variety of psychological disorders. According to the American Psychiatric Association, this fairly complicated treatment includes elements of behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, body-based, and systems therapies.

Format

Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Amy Scholten

Original Work Citation

Scholten, A. (2006, December). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A controversial treatment for trauma survivors. Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Mental Health, 1-3

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Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A controversial treatment for trauma survivors,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18693.

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