Immediate treatment following the November 13 attacks: Use of an EMDR emergency protocol

Description

Objective:
The objective of this article is to report on an emergency posttraumatic treatment following the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris.

Method:
Thirty-six children and 20 adults were treated with EMDR therapy or debriefing within 48 hours after the attacks. Quantitative assessments were performed pre- and post-treatment and at a 3- month follow-up.

Results:
The EMDR treatment administered to the children and the debriefing used with the adults both showed their efficacy through the reduction on all quantitative measures.

Discussion:
Our results indicate that the EMDR approach and emergency treatment strategies may be promising treatment strategies that are non-invasive and preventive. Although these results should be completed by studies on larger samples with a control group, they remain promising in that they suggest that an emergency psychological treatment based on EMDR procedures may prove effective in preventing the installation of a post-attack posttraumatic stress disorder.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Marie-Jo Brennstuhl
Fanny Bassan
Anne-Marie Fayard
Mathieu Fisselbrand
Amandine Guth
Maud Hassler
Karen Lebourg
Rachel Pavisse
Lydia Peter
Adeline Thiriet
Pascale Tarquinio
Jenny Ann Rydberg
Cyril Tarquinio

Original Work Citation

Brennstuhl, M.-J., Bassan, F., Fayard, A.-M., Fisselbrand, M., Guth, A., Hassler, M. ... & Tarquinio, C. (2018). Immediate treatment following the November 13 attacks: Use of an EMDR emergency protocol. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 34, 17-21.  doi:10.1016/j.ejtd.2018.09.004

Collection

Citation

“Immediate treatment following the November 13 attacks: Use of an EMDR emergency protocol,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25572.

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