Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the Iranian veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq War

Description

To explore the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat Iranian Veterans who have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq war, a pilot study was designed with pre-test, post-test and control group. First through clinical interview (psychiatrist and clinical psychologist views) and PTSD scale of Mississipi, 30 people of the war Veterans suffering from chronic PTSD were chosen. Then the patients were placed in two different experimental and control groups randomly. Only experimental group were treated with EMDR for four-session in four weeks. After treatment, both groups were assessed with PTSD scale of Mississipi. The obtained results were analyzed with ANCOVA and the results showed that the difference between the experimental and control groups were statistically significant (f=5.501, p=0.027). With regard to results, it can be stated that this difference was created by EMDR treatment.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Ramon Niroomandi

Original Work Citation

Niroomandi, R. (2012). Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the Iranian veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq War. Presentation at the International Conference on Psychological Sciences and Behaviors (ICPSB), Hong Kong

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“Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the Iranian veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after Iran-Iraq War,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21447.

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