A Randomized Clinical Trial of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ) , Fluoxetine , and Pill Placebo in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : Treatment Effects and Long-Term Maintenance Bessel

@inproceedings{Kolk2007ARC,
  title={A Randomized Clinical Trial of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ) , Fluoxetine , and Pill Placebo in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : Treatment Effects and Long-Term Maintenance Bessel},
  author={Annemarie van der Kolk and Joseph Spinazzola and Margaret E. Blaustein and James W. Hopper and Elizabeth K. Hopper and Deborah L. Korn and William B. Simpson},
  year={2007}
}
Objective: The relative short-term efficacy and long-term benefits of pharmacologic versus psychotherapeutic interventions have not been studied for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study compared the efficacy of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine, with a psychotherapeutic treatment, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and pill placebo and measured maintenance of treatment gains at 6-month follow-up. Method: Eighty-eight PTSD subjects… CONTINUE READING