In Less Than Meets The Eye (letter - March 16), Timothy Moore and James Alcock stated that EMDR's "enormous popularity as a treatment for anxiety disorders appears to have greatly outstripped the research evidence adduced for its efficacy." Although it is indisputable that the reasons for the effectiveness of eye-movement therapy (and all psychotherapies) are currently unknown, there is little debate about its efficacy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder. The only psychotherapies recognized by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for treating PTSD are cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR.
Original Work Citation
Maxfield, L. (2001, March 23). Politicizing psychotherapy. Thunder Bay, Canada: The Globe and Mail, Letter to the Editor, A14
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