Eye therapy has it over antidepressant for PTSD

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may be a more efficacious treatment for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than antidepressant medication, new research suggests.

A small, randomized trial of male survivors of the ongoing war in Pakistan with clinically diagnosed PTSD found that after 6 weeks, 90% of those who received weekly EMDR therapy showed treatment response.

The EMDR group also had a significantly greater overall drop in symptom severity scores compared with those who received daily 20-mg doses of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine. [Excerpt]

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English

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Deborah Brauser

Original Work Citation

Brauser, D. (2013, July, 11). Eye therapy has it over antidepressant for PTSD. Medscape Medical News. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807694 on 7/24/2014

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“Eye therapy has it over antidepressant for PTSD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 9, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22140.

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