The relative efficacy and treatment distress of EMDR and a cognitive-behavior trauma treatment protocol in the amelioration of posttraumatic stress disorder.

  title={The relative efficacy and treatment distress of EMDR and a cognitive-behavior trauma treatment protocol in the amelioration of posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Grant James Devilly and Susan H Spence},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  volume={13 1-2},

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