Efficacy of EMDR Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

  title={Efficacy of EMDR Therapy for Anxiety Disorders},
  author={Elisa Faretta and Mariella Dal Farra},
  journal={Journal of EMDR Practice and Research},
  pages={325 - 332}
Six randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigated the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for adults with anxiety disorders over a span of 20 years (1997–2017). Three RCTs focused on panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia (PDA); two studies targeted specific phobias, whereas the dependent variable of another RCT was “self-esteem,” considered as a mediator factor for anxiety disorders. In four RCTs, EMDR therapy demonstrated a positive effect on panic… 
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