Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Description

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD as a treatment for trauma-related disorders. Although EMDR has been used primarily as therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it has also been used for other such other disorders as phobias and depression.1,2 EMDR is recognized by the VA/DOD Guidelines as an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapeutic treatment for PTSD.3 However, a good deal of debate surrounds its mechanism of action and whether EMDR is superior to other forms of treatment for PTSD.

Format

Other

Language

English

Author(s)

Theodore Morrison

Original Work Citation

Morrison, T. (2012, April). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Collection

Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 1, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22863.

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