Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of clinical effectiveness

Description

Based on low-quality studies, for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is a suggestion that treatment with eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) results in significantly better outcomes when compared to waitlist or usual care. Outcomes in PTSD patients treated with EMDR compared to other active treatment modalities were inconsistent. For patients with depression, two studies suggested that treatment with EMDR results in significantly better outcomes when compared to waitlist or usual care. For patients with anxiety disorder, one study suggested that treatment with EMDR was less effective than competitive memory training. Findings need to be interpreted with caution considering the limitations.

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Other

Language

English

Author(s)

Srabani Banerjee
Charlene Argaez

Original Work Citation

Banerjee, S., & Argaez, C. (2017, July 21). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of clinical effectiveness. CADTH Rapid Response Report: Summary with Critical Appraisal, pp.1-33. Ottawa, CN

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Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of clinical effectiveness,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 14, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25807.

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