EMDR for childhood PTSD after road traffic accidents: Attentional, memory, and attributional processes

Description

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was used with 11 children who developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after road traffi c accidents. All improved such that none met criteria for PTSD on standardized assessments after an average of only 2.4 sessions. Signifi cant improvements in PTSD, anxiety, and depression were found both immediately after treatment and at follow-up. Attentional, memory, and attributional processes associated with PTSD were assessed and their relationship to therapeutic change examined. Treatment was associated with a signifi cant trauma-specifi c reduction in attentional bias on the modifi ed Stroop task, with results apparent both immediately after therapy and at follow-up.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Tracey Ribchester
William Yule
Adam Duncan

Original Work Citation

Ribchester, T., Yule, W., & Duncan, A. (2010). EMDR for childhood PTSD after road traffic accidents: Attentional, memory, and attributional processes. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 4(4), 138-147. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.4.4.138

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Citation

“EMDR for childhood PTSD after road traffic accidents: Attentional, memory, and attributional processes,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20385.

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