Efficacy of the eye movement desensitization procedure in the treatment of traumatic memories

@article{Shapiro1989EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the eye movement desensitization procedure in the treatment of traumatic memories},
  author={Francine Shapiro},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={1989},
  volume={2},
  pages={199-223}
}
  • F. Shapiro
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the recently developed Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) procedure on traumatic memory symptomatology. Twenty-two subjects suffering from symptoms related to traumatic memories were used in the study. All had been victims of traumatic incidents concerning the Vietnam War, childhood sexual molestation, sexual or physical assault, or emotional abuse. Memories of the traumatic incident were pivotal to the presenting complaints which… 
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