Application of EMDR in the treatment of major depressive disorder: A case study
This article presents a case study applying Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in major depressive disorder. The study describes the application of Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model in the treatment of major depressive disorder and explores the use of EMDR with a 30 year old woman experiencing depressive symptoms with 3 suicidal attempts in 5 years. Due to strong negative reactions to psychiatric medicines, her treatment was discontinued several times and she was referred for psychotherapeutic intervention. After 9 EMDR treatment sessions, her depression was completely cured; her coping improved and other symptoms of anxiety and social withdrawal were completely controlled. Effects were checked and found maintained up to 6 months follow up. The clinical implications of application of EMDR have been explored.
Original Work Citation
Srivastava, U. V., & Mukhopadhyay, A. (2008, September). [Application of EMDR in the treatment of major depressive disorder: A case study]. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35(2), 163-172. Hindi
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