Treating headaches with integrated EMDR

Description

Overview of Headache Problem. 1. 90% of people worldwide have experienced a headache. 2. 35% of public have Tension Headaches. 3. 15% of public experience Migraine. 4. Considering the sheer number of individuals afflicted with migraine and tension headaches, the societal impact with increased medical costs, lost workdays and reduced productivity represent a major public health concern. B. Pharmacologic therapies have long been the most common and widely used method for treating headaches. Unfortunately. pharmacologic treatments are ineffective or inadequate for a sizable number of patients. One third of patients participating in clinical trials with oral triptans fail to respond. Moreover, fewer than half become pain-free. Reasons for considering an EMDR treatment for migraine and tension headaches are patient preferences for non-pharmacological interventions. Overview of Headache Problem. 1. 90% of people worldwide have experienced a headache. 2. 35% of public have Tension Headaches. 3. 15% of public experience Migraine. 4. Considering the sheer number of individuals afflicted with migraine and tension headaches, the societal impact with increased medical costs, lost workdays and reduced productivity represent a major public health concern. B. Pharmacologic therapies have long been the most common and widely used method for treating headaches. Unfortunately. pharmacologic treatments are ineffective or inadequate for a sizable number of patients. One third of patients participating in clinical trials with oral triptans fail to respond. Moreover, fewer than half become pain-free. Reasons for considering an EMDR treatment for migraine and tension headaches are patient preferences for non-pharmacological interventions.

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Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Steven Marcus

Original Work Citation

Marcus, S. (2010, June). Treating headaches with integrated EMDR. Presentation at the 11th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany

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Citation

“Treating headaches with integrated EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 21, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19896.

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