EMDR in the treatment of depression - the DeprEnd© protocol


EMDR is internationally recognized as one of the most effective tools to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (WHO 2013). Increasingly studies show that stressful life events play a major role in depressive disorders. In recent years therefore EMDR has come into focus as a new intervention tool in the treatment of depressive disorders and the specific protocol has been developed to work systematically with unipolar depressive disorders, the EMDR DeprEnd protocol.

This protocol has been developed in the research that has been conducted by the European EDEN study group since 2007, and applied to at least 500 depressive patients using the EMDR DeprEnd protocol. The EMDR DeprEnd protocol focuses episode triggers (Criterion A or not), belief systems and psychological states related to depressive disorders.






Arne Hofmann
Maria Lehnung

Original Work Citation

Hofmann, A., & Lehnung, M. (2020, June). EMDR in the treatment of depression - the DeprEnd© protocol.  Presentation at the EMDR UK Virtual Conference & AGM



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