Add-on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder who failed to respond to initial antidepressant pharmacotherapy

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This study examined the add-on efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy among adult civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who continued to be symptomatic after more than 12 weeks of initial antidepressant treatment. Scores for the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) were rated pre- and post-EMDR and at a 6-month follow-up. After an average of six sessions of EMDR treatment, seven of 14 patients (50%) showed more than a 30% decrease in CAPS score and eight (57%) no longer met the criteria for PTSD. Our results indicate that EMDR could be successfully added after failure of initial pharmacotherapy for PTSD.

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English

Author(s)

Hwallip Bae
Daeho Kim
Yubin Cho
Dongjoo Kim
Seok Hyeon Kim

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“Add-on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder who failed to respond to initial antidepressant pharmacotherapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed March 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25574.

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