Less than meets the eye
In Eye Movement Therapy Offers Hope For Trauma Victims (March 13), Sheldon Walker mentions his enthusiasm for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). According to him, "positive results can often be achieved very quickly with this method." A recent appraisal of EMDR published in Clinical Psychology Review noted that EMDR's enormous popularity as a treatment for anxiety disorders appears to have greatly out-stripped the research evidence adduced for its efficacy. This raises disturbing questions concerning EMDR's aggressive commercial promotion, its rapid acceptance among practitioners, and its pseudoscientific nature. Caveat emptor.
Original Work Citation
Moore, T. E., & Alcock, J. E. (2001, March 16). Less than meets the eye. Toronto, Canada: Globe and Mail, Letter to the Editor, A12
“Less than meets the eye,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19816.