Effects of eye movement versus therapist instructions on the processing of distressing memories.

@article{Lee2008EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of eye movement versus therapist instructions on the processing of distressing memories.},
  author={Christopher William Lee and Peter D. Drummond},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={801-8}
}
The effectiveness of components of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was tested by randomly assigning 48 participants to either an eye movement or an eye stationary condition and to one of two types of therapist instructions (reliving or distancing). Participants were university students (mean age 23) who were asked to recall a personal distressing memory with measures of distress and vividness taken before and after treatment, and at follow-up. There was no significant… CONTINUE READING

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