Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor level may contribute to the therapeutic response to eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing in complex post-traumatic stress disorder: A pilot study

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We investigated the relationship between plasma levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) and responses to eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in complex PTSD. Before and after EMDR, plasma levels of neurotrophic factors and scores in the indices of self-questionnaires were obtained for 8 men with complex PTSD. Baseline plasma levels of BDNF and NGF of responders and of non-responders were compared. The plasma BDNF levels of responders were higher than those of non-responders. However, plasma NGF levels did not differ in two groups. Plasma BDNF level might contribute to the therapeutic response to EMDR in trauma-related psychiatric disorders, such as complex PTSD.

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English

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Seon-Cheol Park
Yong Chon Park
Min-Soo Lee
Hun Soo Chang

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“Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor level may contribute to the therapeutic response to eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing in complex post-traumatic stress disorder: A pilot study,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21695.

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