EMDR and OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness with recurrent obsessions, persistent thoughts and compulsions, such as repetitive behaviors that are performed after obsessions. Current treatment for such a disorder includes antidepressants (SSRI, with additional treatment such as antipsychotics) and psychotherapy, usually cognitive behavioral approaches. Nevertheless, there is a lack of available evidence for the long-term effectiveness of psychological treatment (Cochrane Reviews on OCD treatment will be cited). EMDR can be useful in a severe case of OCD and might be of interest for other therapists struggling with OCD cases in their caseload.
Original Work Citation
St. Andre, E. (2009, August). EMDR and OCD. Presentation at the 14th EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
“EMDR and OCD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18933.