What is the role of eye movements in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? a review.

@article{Jeffries2013WhatIT,
  title={What is the role of eye movements in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? a review.},
  author={F. Jeffries and P. Davis},
  journal={Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          290-300
        }
}
  • F. Jeffries, P. Davis
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy
  • BACKGROUND Controversy continues to exist regarding how EMDR works and whether its mechanisms differ from those at work in standard exposure techniques. AIMS To investigate first whether eye movement bilateral stimulation is an essential component of EMDR and, second, the current status of its theoretical basis. METHOD A systematic search for relevant articles was conducted in databases using standard methodology. RESULTS Clinical research evidence is contradictory as to how essential EMs… CONTINUE READING
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