The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees: results of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Acarturk2016TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees: results of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Ceren Acarturk and Emre Konuk and Mehmet Can Çetinkaya and Ibrahim Senay and Marit Sijbrandij and Birgul Gulen and Pim Cuijpers},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={2583-93}
}
BACKGROUND Previous research indicates a high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among refugees. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for PTSD for victims of natural disasters, car accidents or other traumatic events. The current study examined the effect of EMDR on symptoms of PTSD and depression by comparing the treatment with a wait-list control condition in Syrian refugees. METHOD Adult refugees located in Kilis… CONTINUE READING
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