Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for personality disorders in older adults?

Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a kind of psychotherapy, which is growing in popularity, particularly for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When Shapiro first introduced EMDR in 1989, it was approached as a controversial treatment because of lack of evidence. However, nowadays there is growing evidence for EMDR efficacy in PTSD (Mc Guire et al., 2014) and EMDR is recommended by international and national treatment guidelines for PTSD. Moreover, EMDR is also used for the treatment of other anxiety disorders, such as panic disorders (De Jongh et al., 2002). Furthermore, research continues on effects of EMDR in addiction, somatoform disorders and psychosis. So far, there is no empirical research on the efficacy of EMDR treatment in older adults.

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Journal

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English

Author(s)

Ellen M. J. Gielkens
Sjacko Sobczak
S. P. J. (Bas) van Alphen

Original Work Citation

E. M. J. Gielkens, E. M. J., Sobczak, S., & Van Alphen, S. P. J. (2016). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for personality disorders in older adults? International Psychogeriatrics, 14, 1-2. doi:10.1017/S1041610216000892

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“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for personality disorders in older adults?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23985.

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