Eye movement attenuation of intrusive social anxiety imagery: A pilot study.

@article{Homer2018EyeMA,
  title={Eye movement attenuation of intrusive social anxiety imagery: A pilot study.},
  author={Sophie R Homer and Catherine Deeprose},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={
          87-91
        }
}
Background and objectives: A growing body of research has shown that negative, intrusive mental imagery plays a prevalent and causal role in social anxiety, and is qualitatively different to voluntarily generated imagery. Negative imagery can be reduced in vividness and emotional intensity through concurrent lateral eye movements (EMs) as per Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Despite EMDR being used for a range of disorders, previous laboratorybased experimental… CONTINUE READING
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