Treatment of a patient with borderline personality disorder based on phase-oriented model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A case report

Description

Objective:
This study aimed at reporting the effect of the 3-phase model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of a patient with borderline personality disorder.

Method:
A 33-year-old female, who met the DSM-IV-TR criteria for borderline personality disorder, received a 20- session therapy based on the 3-phase model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Borderline Personality Disorder Checklist (BPD-Checklist), Dissociative Experience Scale (DES-II), Beck Depression Inventory-II-second edition (BDI-II), and Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were filled out by the patient at all treatment phases and at the 3- month follow- up.

Results:
According to the obtained results, the patient’s pretest scores in all research tools were 161, 44, 37, and 38 for BPD-Checklist, DES-II, BDI-II, and BAI, respectively. After treatment, these scores decreased significantly (69, 14, 6 and 10 respectively). So, the patient exhibited improvement in borderline personality disorder, dissociative, depression and anxiety symptoms, which were maintained after the 3-month follow-up.

Conclusion:
The results supported the positive effect of phasic model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing on borderline personality disorder.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Nahid Momeni Safarabad
Ali-Asghar Asgharnejad Farid
Banafsheh Gharraee
Mojtaba Habibi

Original Work Citation

Safarabad, N. M., Farid, A. A. A., Gharraee, B., & Habibi, M. (2018). Treatment of a patient with borderline personality disorder based on phase-oriented model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A case report. Iran Journal of Psychiatry, 13(1), 81-84

Collection

Citation

“Treatment of a patient with borderline personality disorder based on phase-oriented model of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A case report,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25010.

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