Evidence base update for psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events (Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology)

This article reviews the evidence base on psychosocial treatment for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Read More

The role of alternating bilateral stimulation in establishing positive cognition in EMDR therapy: A multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy study (PLOS One)

This article looks at the effects of bilateral stimulation in EMDR therapy’s resource development and installation (RDI) by way of multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy imaging. 

Read More

Psychological therapies for children and adolescents exposed to trauma (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)

This review assesses the effects of psychological therapies in preventing PTSD and associated negative emotional, behavioural and mental health outcomes in children and adolescents who have undergone a traumatic event.

Read More

Early psychological preventive intervention for workplace violence: A randomized controlled explorative and comparative study between EMDR-Recent Event and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (Issues in Mental Health Nursing)

This RCT investigated the efficacy of an early psychological intervention called EMDR-RE compared to Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.

Read More

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: The breakthrough “Eye Movement” therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma (Basic, 2016)

This book explains how painful life experiences are physically stored in our brains and how the breakthrough eye movement therapy EMDR can bring relief.

Read More

The relative efficacy of bona fide psychotherapies for post-traumatic stress disorder: a meta-analytical evaluation of randomized controlled trials (BMC Psychiatry)

Trauma focused treatments, prolonged exposure and exposure therapies were slightly more efficacious than other therapies in PTSD treatment.

Read More

Self-esteem treatment in anxiety: A randomized controlled crossover trial of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) versus competitive memory training (COMET) in patients with anxiety disorders (Behaviour Research and Therapy)

Study comparing EMDR vs. Competitive Memory Training (COMET) for low self-esteem in patients with anxiety disorders.

Read More

The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees: Results of a randomized controlled trial (Psychological Medicine)

EMDR may be effective in reducing PTSD and depression symptoms among Syrian refugees with PTSD located in a refugee camp.

Read More

Prolonged exposure and EMDR for PTSD v. a PTSD waiting list condition: Effects on symptoms of psychosis, depression and social functioning in patients with chronic psychotic disorders (Psychological Medicine)

In patients with chronic psychotic disorders prolonged exposure (PE) and EMDR not only reduced PTSD symptoms, but also paranoid thoughts.

Read More

Amygdala volumetric change following psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)

Impact of EMDR and prolonged exposure on the volumes of the amygdala and hippocampus in 20 patients with PTSD assessed via MRI.

Read More

Investigating the effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on postoperative pain intensity in adolescents undergoing surgery: A randomized controlled trial (Journal of Advanced Nursing)

Study on efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for postoperative pain management in adolescents.

Read More

Complex trauma: Yes, EMDR can help, but it’s no quick fix (GoodTherapy)

The existence of complex trauma, as opposed to single-incident trauma, can make EMDR an even longer-term treatment.

Read More