Controlled treatment outcome study using EMDR on combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Description

After the status of PTSD was established, subjects were randomly assigned to one of three conditions; EMDR, exposure control (EC), and group (GT). Subjects in EMDR condition received at least five but no more than eight sessions of EMDR. EC condition subjects therapy procedure as the EMDR subjects but without the eye movements. Subjects in the GT condition received five to eight session of group therapy only. Outcome measures were at intervals; prior to therapy, immediately following therapy and at two follow-up periods. These include: (1) self report or interview-related psychological measures (Combat Exposure scale, MMPI-2 PTSD, Veterans Adjustment Scale (VETS), Mississippi Scale, Hamilton (Depression and Anxiety); (2) behavioral outcome measures (employment, treatment seeking behavior medication therapy, and re hospitalization rate); and (3) psychophysiological response measures (skin conductance, frontalis EMG, heart rate and blood pressure). The last measures involved a change measure in psychological arousal during exposure to tape recorded scripts depicting the patients' most traumatic combat memory. In addition to these pre-, post-, follow-up measures, measures (SUD, profile of mood scale (POMS), and impact of events scale (IOE) were taken at each therapy session.
Early results on selected outcomes show differences in positive outcome between conditions POMS EMDR>GT (p

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Lee A. Hyer
Patrick A. Boudewyns
Lynne Peralme
Jennifer Touze
A. Kiel

Original Work Citation

Hyer, L. A., Boudewyns, P. A., Peralme, L., Touze, J., & Kiel, A. (1995, June). Controlled treatment outcome study using EMDR on combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Presentation at the EMDR Network Conference, Santa Monica, CA

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Citation

“Controlled treatment outcome study using EMDR on combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18911.

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