Hemodynamic responses of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in posttraumatic stress disorder

Description

This paper reports the key findings from the authors' research with hospital outpatients and inpatients with PTSD, which appears in Neuroscience Research, 65 (4), 375-83. Trauma-related recall with eye movements (EM), an integral part of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment, was associated with a significant decrease in oxygenated hemoglobin concentration in the lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) compared with recall without eye movements. The efficacy of EMDR may be explained by the reduction of lateral PFC over-activation during trauma-related recall with eye movements.

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Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Toshiyuki Ohtani
Koji Matsuo
Kiyoto Kasai
Tadafumi Kato
Nobumasa Kato

Original Work Citation

Ohtani, T., Matsuo, K., Kasai, K., Kato, T., & Kato, N. (2010, Winter). Hemodynamic responses of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in posttraumatic stress disorder. Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly, 2(1), 1. doi:10.1037/e717682011-002

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Citation

“Hemodynamic responses of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in posttraumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22160.

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