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.

@article{vanderKolk2007ARC,
  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.},
  author={Bessel A. 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},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={
          37-46
        }
}
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 reup-take 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… 

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