Use of EMDR in PTSD survivors in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts

Description

Objective:
Study the peculiarities of EMDR Therapy in PTSD consequent to Bomb blasts in a terrorist attack. Study Design: Descriptive study Place of Study: Baluchistan Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (BIPBS), Quetta, Baluchistan.

Methodology:
Clinical workup and EMDR Therapy of a survivor of the terrorist attack and bomb blasts of February 17, 2013, after the PTSD had remained resistant to all treatment for six years. The transcript of audiotaped EMDR therapy Sessions with this patient were analyzed using the qualitative method of content thematic analysis.

Result:
After remaining resistant to treatment for six years, the dramatic response to EMDR Therapy, was seen in not only long standing PTSD but also in depression and suicidality. The patient recovered to gain full, social and occupational functioning.

Conclusion: EMDR proves to be an effective intervention in longstanding resistant PTSD.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Abdul Nasir

Original Work Citation

Nasir, A. (2020, January). Use of EMDR in PTSD survivors in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts. Poster presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

Collection

Citation

“Use of EMDR in PTSD survivors in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26298.

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