State of art on the efficacy of EMDR in treating depression and depressive symptoms
Depression is one of leading cause of disease burden worldwide, and it’s associated with huge personal, social and economic costs. Recent research pointed out that stress and adverse childhood experience are significant factors in both the occurrence and development of depressive episodes. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is widely recognized as an empirically supported treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it’s currently used to address a range of complaints that follow distressing life experiences. A previous review indicated that EMDR has the potential to be an evidence-based treatment for depression, although further research is required. The aim of the presentation is to present the state of art of the literature findings about the efficacy of EMDR in treating Depression as primary diagnosis and in treating depressive symptoms in comorbidity with other disorders, such as PTSD and Anxiety Disorder.
Original Work Citation
Carletto, S. (2018, June). State of art on the efficacy of EMDR in treating depression and depressive symptoms. In EMDR approach for depression. Presentation at the 19th EMDR Europe Conference, Strasbourg, France
“State of art on the efficacy of EMDR in treating depression and depressive symptoms,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 14, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25191.