EMDR: A tale of two treatment
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based psychotherapy principally used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma. EMDR is based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, which works on the belief that much psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and / or incomplete processing of traumatic life experiences.1 As a result of this trauma victims are inhibited in their ability to process these experiences in an adaptive manner and therefore the trauma memory remains vivid and is re-experienced as flashbacks, nightmares and extreme emotional and somatic reactions. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Davies-Ebsworth, G. (2016, March/April). EMDR: A tale of two treatment. Progress in Neurology & Psychiatry, 20(2): 14-15. doi:neu.edu/10.1002/pnp.419
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